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^MINUTES 
SAN FRANICSCO ART COMMISSION 
^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 
January 27, 1996 
Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room 

3 p.m. 



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FEB 6 1997 
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Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, 

Rod Freebairn-Smith, Stanlee Gatti , William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Richard Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 



The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/EMERGENCY 
RESPONSE FACILITIES/CONTRACT 5828, Phase III 
For Phase III, Michael Varner, SFIA, and the project 
team presented final drawings and a more accurate 
rendering of the finishes for the building exterior, 
which was requested by the committee members during 
Phase II review. Two design features had been changed 
because of budget needs. For the vehicular apparatus 
portions, a new parapet with a sloped roof behind 
replaces the formerly curved feature. The watch tower 
has been eliminated from the north and south exterior 
elevations . 

The Commissioners agreed that the design was acceptable 
as amended. 




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Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Emergency Response Facilities/Contract 5828, 
Phase III. 
Moved: Meyer 



Vote: 



Unanimous 



III. HALL OF JUSTICE/ACCESS BARRIER REMOVAL, 
Phase II, III 



Glenn Hunt, DPW BOA, presented Pha 
entries to the Hall of Justice and 
said there had been no changes in 
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The other major component, the entry to the coroner's 
office, will bring pedestrians from the parking lot. A glass 
and steel canopy will be installed. Grill work will act as a 
wind barrier. Planting will be a ground cover that will not 
mask the wall. 

Commissioner Gatti suggested plantings with more height to 
give the building a more manicured look. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commended Mr. Hunt for the 
level of study and attention to detail. Commissioners 
Rogers and Freebairn-Smith objected to the use of granite 
boulders. Commissioner Rogers said he would prefer paving if 
plantings were not possible. Commissioner Gatti said that 
planting would look incomplete in that section. He 
recommended a sculptural solution. Mr. Hunt explained that 
the granite chunks would be 18" by 18". Commissioner Gatti 
said that this solution could be interesting. Commissioner 
Rogers expressed his concern about the lack of vertical 
relief. The Commissioners agreed to approve the boulder 
solution. 

Motion to approve Hall of Justice/Access Barrier Removal, 

Phase II, III. 

Motion: Gatti 

For: Gatti, Freebairn-Smith, Rogers 

Against : Meyer 

IV. 700 PENNSYLVANIA REHABILITATION PROJECT, Phase I, II 

Howard Wong, DPW BOA, John Fong , MUNI, and Robert Catalusci, 
project artist, presented Phase I and II for the 
reconstructed MUNI maintenance building, an existing factory 
building with metal siding that is adjoined by two smaller 
wood-frame buildings, at Pennsylvania and 22nd Street. In 
response to community wishes, the exterior has been treated 
as an art enrichment project. The colors will be gray, red 
and graphite. The gates will be powder-color silver. A 
translucent panel in the middle will be bounded at the top 
and bottom by metal siding. Mr. Catalusci also presented the 
details of the pattern on the fencing, designed to look 
cast, and the roll-up door sculptures with the same pattern. 
There will be wall-washing lights on the exterior grills 
above the rolling doors and metal sidings. The monitor, a 
skylight, will be a segmented glass dome with a frame 
constructed as an M for MUNI. The only signage would be in 
front above the main entrance 

Commissioner Meyer said that the colors were exciting and 
the grillwork unique. He expressed concern about an artist 
assuming a major architectural role. Public art program 
staff members Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil explained that 
Mr. Catalusci had worked closely with a MUNI architect from 
the start. 

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Commissioner Gatti expressed his support for collaborations 
between artists and architects. He said that the color was 
the most daring aspect of the 700 Pennsylvania project. He 
expressed his concern that the dominant red would be more of 
a design distraction in a neighborhood predominantly white 
and gray. The project team responded that the color was part 
of an overall composition. The red would be in a context of 
a wall of greenish serpentine rock, and the trees in front 
would also create an interesting tension. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed concern for the shiny, highly 
reflective quality of the fence and its durability. 

Though the team presented sample materials for the gates and 
the graphite, Commissioner Freebairn-Smith wanted to see a 
painted sample of the red. He emphasized that the 
requirements for Phase II included the provision of color 
and material samples. Commissioner Gatti questioned again 
the way in which the color would fit in with the 
neighborhood . 

Motion to approve 700 Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Project, 

Phase I, II. 

Moved: Meyer 

For: Meyer, Freebairn-Smith, Rogers 

Against: Gatti 

V. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE LOWER LEVEL, Phase III 

The project team of John Thomas and Brian Gatter, DPW , 
Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department, and Kenji 
Murakami, consulting architect, presented phase III for the 
Portsmouth Square lower level. The children's playground 
will be expanded. The center portion will be developed as a 
circulation element between the upper and lower levels. The 
quadrant in the lower level will be developed as a community 
area. The entrances have been opened up to emphasize 
circulation. Other features include granite aggregate 
paving, low seat walls, and Sierra bright granite. The art 
component will include sculptures and benches. The intention 
is to create the illusion of a hillside. The community 
building will be a dominant feature under the pedestrian 
bridge. In response to previous committee concerns about 
the color separation between the bridge and the building, 
Mr. Murakami said that the stucco building would be in a 
natural color with sealant. The color will be as close as 
possible to light gray. The sealant will give it a sheen and 
different look from the bridge. The building will have no 
signage . 



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Motion to approve Portsmouth Square Lower Level, Phase III. 
Moved: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/EMPLOYEE PARKING ■ 
FACILITY #3 — PLOT 7/CONTRACT 5602A, Phase II 

Koorosh Hariri, SFIA, and Barry Strafford, Kwan Henmi 
Associates, presented phase II for the employee parking 
facility. There will be more office area. The elevator and 
stairways will be enclosed. A second fin has been added to 
denote the garage. The team presented samples of the panels, 
glazing and color contrast. Julie Howard presented plans 
for landscaping. On the east side, there will be vines on 
each column and gravel in between. For the west side, there 
will be a rosemary shrub, flowering ground cover, and a 
canopy of New Zealand Christmas Trees. Vertical palm trees 
are planned for the north side. 

Commissioner Meyer objected to the second fin on the east 
side. He said he would be satisfied with just a curved 
canopy. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed concerns 
about adherence to a master design plan for the airport, the 
coordination of landscaping, and the placement of an 
employee parking facility in a remote area with no 
connection to mass transit. 

Mr. Hariri responded that the facility was a master plan 
support project to meet an overall shortfall in parking. The 
present location was the only one that could accommodate the 
structure. He said that there were numerous employees in the 
area who would use it. 

Motion to approve SFIA/Employee Parking Facility #3--Plot 

7/Contract 5602A Phase II 

Moved: Gatti 

For: Gatti, Freebairn-Smith, Rogers 

Against: Meyer 

VI i. MISSION BRANCH LIBRRY RENOVATION, Phase III 
Victor Talatala and Jorge Gutierrez, DPW BOA, presented 
phase III for the seismic retrofit of the Mission Branch 
library on 24th Street. There will be two exit stairways, 
an interior and an exterior. A screen will conceal the 
exterior stairway at the request of the Landmarks Board. The 
entrance, which has been moved to Bartlett Street, will be 
concrete with patterns that are compatible with the 
sidewalk. The previous 24th Street entrance will be an 
emergency exit with a terra cotta metal door. In answer to a 
question from Commissioner Rogers on the reason for 
relocating the entrance to Bartlett St., Mr. Talatala said 
that it was necessary because of the rearrangement of the 
ground floor interior. 



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Motion to approve Mission Branch Library renovation, Phase 

III. 

Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. NORTH POINT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT IMPROVEMENTS 
PROJECT, Phase I 

The project team of Manfred Wong, Howard Fung, Bonnie Ng , 
and Barry Pearl, DPW BOA, presented Phase I for the series 
of construction projects, most of which will be underground 
or within the existing buildings. There will be two new 
driveways on Bay Street. A water and wave motif will 
continue around the original plant building, serving as the 
design idiom for the new driveway gates, which will be of 
painted steel. There will be a fluted panel column at the 
end of each wall. A new wall at the east end of the plant 
will project laterally. The team is currently thinking 
about an identifiable sign for the wall at Building 500. In 
answer to a question from Commissioner Gatti, the team 
confirmed that the columns would match the original facade. 

The Committee members commended the project team for the 
design and the care taken in developing their approach. They 
agreed to ask the full Commission to approve Phase II as 
well . 

Motion to approve North Point Water Pollution Control Plant 
improvements project, Phase I. 
Moved: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 



IX. COMMISSION/STAFF REPORTS 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith reported on the status of the 
Union Square and Civic Center design competitions. He said 
that draft guidelines are being assembled for the Mayor. The 
Commissioner, who is participating as a SPUR Board Member, 
will circulate copies to the other Committee members. The 
Commissioners discussed the possibility of designating an 
Art Commissioner as a participant in the process and the 
potential for the competitions to generate stimulating 
designs . 

Commissioner Meyer raised the issue of limiting practicing 
architects from participation as artists in public art 
projects. He expressed his support for a policy that 
permitted architect participation. 

The Commissioners agreed that, before a forthcoming public 
art project is described in guidelines, they should be more 
involved in the initial process of determining the nature of 
the art project for a particular site. 

The Meeting adjourned at 5:45. 



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Ritchard Newirth, Director 



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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF 
PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



Roll Call: 



Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 



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HOWARD STREET/MOSCONE CENTER/CENTER FOR THE ARTS 

STREET FURNITURE PROJECT 

Phase I, II, III 

Mark Primeau, Director, DPW 

Francois Nion, JCDecaux 

"BAMMIE WALK OF FAME" PLAQUES 

Phase I, II, III 

Kenny Wardell, Bay Area Music Awards 




City and County of 
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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

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Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, 

Rod Freebairn-Smith, Stanlee Gatti, William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Richard Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. 

HOWARD STREET/MOSCONE CENTER/CENTER FOR THE ARTS 

STREET FURNITURE PROJECT 

Phase I, II, III 

Jorge Alfaro, Chief of Staff, DPW 

Francois Nion, JCDecaux 

Jorge Alfaro and Francois Nion presented an 

overview on the installation of contemporary 

street furniture for Howard Street between Third 

and Fourth streets. The items, which are being 

donated by JCDecaux, include 18 lampposts by 

sculptor Philippe Starck, two kiosks by Norman 

Foster, benches of cast iron and hardwood, and 

trash receptacles bolted to the sides of the 

benches. There are also plans for planters. 

Commissioner Gatti presented a model of the 
lampposts, which are sculptures during the day and 
convert to lampposts at dusk when the top of the 
sculpture automatically drops down. It 
automatically turns upward at sunrise. The pole 
base is ribbed to prevent posting of signs or 
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Where the Muni wires are attached to existing 
lampposts those poles will be retained. They will 
be cut and repainted to prevent conflict with the 
new lampposts. Mr. Nion recommended that the new 
lampposts be placed as far from the existing poles 
as possible. For location, the new lampposts will 
be situated 6 to 10 feet from the sites of the 
existing ones, depending on such factors as the 
presence of granite foundation. Distance between 
lampposts will be between 30 and 40 feet. 

Mr. Nion presented the design for the kiosks, 
which will have informational panels, a cast iron 
base and an awning on top. He said that the color 
choice, either light gray or bronze, was still in 
question. 



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Commissioner Meyer expressed his support for the project. 

On color, Commissioner Gatti suggested bronze rather than 
light gray. He pointed out that certain Moscone Convention 
Center accent features are bronze. 

In response to Commissioner Freebairn-Smith ' s concern about 
the lampposts' rotating mechanism, durability and 
maintenance, Mr. Nion said that the lampposts had worked 
successfully for two years in the French city of Lyon, and 
that JCDecaux would be responsible for maintenance and 
lamping. Commissioner Rogers also expressed his concern 
about the durability of moving parts outdoors. He asked for 
assurance that, when the maintenance responsibility should 
pass to the city, that the city would be ready to take over. 
Mr. Alfaro said that every effort was being made to finalize 
a workable maintenance agreement. 

Mr. Nion said that the color choices for the lamps were 
either the orange high-pressure sodium or the metallic 
white . 

The Commissioners expressed their preference for the 
metallic white. 

Motion to approve Howard Street/Moscone Center/Center for 
the Arts Street Furniture Project, Phase I, II, III. 
Moved: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote : Unanimous 

II. "BAMMIE WALK OF FAME" PLAQUES 

Assistant Director Nancy Gonchar informed the Committee that 
the Art Commission role for plaques was advisory, and that 
guidelines would be worked out with DPW. Kenny Waddell, Bay 
Area Music Awards, Dennis Erokan, BAM Media, and Don Rich, 
sculptor presented plans to install plaques in front of 
Civic Auditorium on Grove Street between Larkin and Polk. 
The plaques will contain artistic portraits of famous 
figures in the popular music world, both living and 
deceased. The first three inductees for this initial year, 
which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Bay Area 
Music Awards, will be Bill Graham, Carlos Santana, and Jerry 
Garcia. Two more plaques will be installed each year for the 
next 10. The project is being restricted to 10 years for the 
time being, but there is room for between 150 and 300 
plaques. The deadline for this year's installations is 
March 8. The plaque squares will be 3 feet by 3, and the 
images will be on a 2-foot disk. DPW will work out safety 
features and ADA approval. 

The Commissioners were concerned about the number of words, 
specifically the inclusion of both "Bay Area Music Awards" 
and "Bammie Walk of Fame." The project team agreed to 
eliminate the impression of repetition. 



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Commissioner Gatti suggested that the expression "Bay Area 
Music Awards" was more significant, and that the project 
would be known as the "Bammie Walk of Fame." 

Motion to approve "Bammie Walk of Fame" Plaques 
Moved: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 



The Meeting adl«u-»ned at 2:45. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
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Street Artists Licenses 

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415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 
401 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF 
PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 




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Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT MAINTENANCE FACILITY/CONTRACT 5701 

Phase III 

Robert Wong, Hertzka & Knowles / Robert B. Wong Associated 

Architects 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
GUIDEWAY/CONTRACT 5700.B 

Phase III 

Craig Frey, Transit Guideway Consultants, Inc. 

Richard Lavallee, Project Manager, SFIA 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
GUIDEWAY/CONTRACT 5905 

Phase III 

Craig Frey, Transit Guideway Consultants, Inc. 

Richard Lavallee, Project Manager, SFIA 



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IV. 700 PENNSYLVANIA REHABILITATION PROJECT 
Phase III 

Howard Wong, DPW Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Catalusci, project artist 

V. COMMISSIONER & STAFF REPORTS 

VI. ADJOURNMENT 



3/10/97 



A CCESSIB1LITY IN FORMA TION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
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AGENDA 



APR 2 31997 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
41S. 252. 2581 



Commission Gallery 
401 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 






THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF 
PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 




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Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ EMPLOYEE 

PARKING FACILITY #3 -- PLOT II CONTRACT 5 602 A 

Phase II 

Koorosh Hariri, Project Manager, SFIA 

Kiyoshi Matsuo, Kwan Henmi Associates 

BACKUP GENERATOR FACILITY, MUNI METRO TURNBACK 
Phase I, II, III 

Gilbert Tang, Project Manager, Department of Public Transportation 
Myles Stevens, Stevens & Associates 

WINDMILL FOR ST. MARY'S URBAN YOUTH FARM 

Phase I, II, III 

Joseph Ingenito, SLUG 



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IV. SFFD FIRE STATION 25 RENOVATION 
Phase III 

Peter Wong. DPW Bureau of Architecture 

V. COMMISSIONER & STAFF REPORTS 

VI. ADJOURNMENT 



3/10/97 






ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains --stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
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RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I . SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ NORTH CARGO 
FACILITY/APRON Contract 5750 B 

Phase III 

Jason Brady, Project Manager, SFIA 

Bill Collins, Stone & Webster 

II . 9 1 1 OES EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER 
Phase III 

Paul Travis, Project Architect, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Quan, Bureau of Engineering 
Clark Manus, Heller & Marcus 




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III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRBORNE 
REPLACEMENT BUILDING PROJECT Contract 23 53 A 
Phase I 

Mike Dorian, Clyde Cohen, Bureau of Architecture 

IV. FIRE STATION #32 RENOVATION 
Phase I 

Paul Wong, John Zoranovich, Bureau of Architecture 



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*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 






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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 






THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/ CONTRACT 5709 
Phase 1,2 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

Kenji Murokami, Murokami Associates Architecture & Planning 

II. CIVIC CENTER HISTORIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 
Informational Presentation 

Evan Rose, Planning Department 
John Thomas, DPW 




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San Francisco 






III. REMOVAL OF CIVIC CENTER PLAZA FOUNTAIN 
Phase 1,2,3 

Evan Rose, Planning Department 
John Thomas, DPW 

IV. Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment 
Railing Design 

Phase 1,2,3 

Jill Manton, Art Commission 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



V. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

VI. ADJOURNMENT 



6-10-97 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 



I. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/ CONTRACT 5709 
Phase 1,2 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

Kenji Murokami, Murokami Associates Architecture & Planning 

II. CIVIC CENTER HISTORIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 

Informational Presentation 
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John Thomas, DPW 







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III. REMOVAL OF CIVIC CENTER PLAZA FOUNTAIN 
Phase 1,2,3 

Evan Rose, Planning Department 
John Thomas, DPW 

IV. Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment 
Railing Design 

Phase 1,2,3 

Jill Manton, Art Commission 



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be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals .with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
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the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 







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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/ CONTRACT 5709 
Phase 1,2 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

Kenji Murokami, Murokami Associates Architecture & Planning 

II. SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION ART ENRICHMENT 
RAILING DESIGN 

Phase 1,2,3 

Jill Manton, Art Commission 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ EMPLOYEE 
PARKING FACILITY #3 - PLOT 7/CONTRACT 5 602. A 
Phase 3 

Koorosh Hairiri, Project Manager, SFIA 
Kiyoshi Matsuo, Kwan Henmi Associates 



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IV. ECKER STREET RENOVATION - GATEWAY DESIGN 
Phase 1,2,3 

Martha Ketterer 

Landscape Architecture, DPW 

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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

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Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Rod Freebairn-Smith, Stanlee 

Gatti, William Meyer 

Staff present: Richard Newirth, Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3 : 1 p.m. 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/CONTRACT 5709 
Phase 1,2 




The project team of Willy Tsai, SFIA, Kenji Murokami and Ed Tanaka, Murokami 
Associates, presented changes for Phase 1 , in response to previous Commissioner 
recommendations, and Phase 2. For Phase 1, they described plans for landscaping, 
which consisted of a groundcover of native plantings between the road and the 
plaza. Mr. Tsai also said that plans were underway for an overall landscaping 
project. RFQs have been sent out. The team presented plans for the stations, which 
will have an open structure with sliding doors on both sides of the station and wind 
screens. The designers have created another small roof, so that there is a transition 
from the escalator canopy to the upper roof. . The roof canopy will consist of a post 
and beam system with cross tension wires. For the escalator canopy, there will be a 
glass skylight with glazing on the sides for protection from the weather. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smtih expressed his concern for the transit system riders. 
He suggested that the system would not bring employees close enough to their 
destinations. 

Commissioner Meyer liked the improvements. He expressed his concern about the 
heaviness of the structure enclosing the escalators, specifically the cross bracing of 
heavy steel. He suggested something like cable instead for that cross bracing. 

The team responded that the dimensions of the materials had been dictated by the 
structural engineer. They agreed to ask the structural engineer to review that choice 
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Commissioner Rogers asked the team to reconsider the area at which the truss meets 
the grade at the bottom. He said he would like to see a diminishing escalator 
enclosure. Commissioner Gatti suggested that the team design the escalator 
enclosure to emulate the rooftop design instead of providing something totally 
different. 

The Committee members agreed that they wished to review Phase 1 again, focusing 
on only the escalator enclosure. 

The project team presented Phase 2. Materials will consist of steel, infill elements of 
silver color, perforated metal, zincalum for the roof, split-faced concrete block for 
the mechanical building, and glazed banding of white concrete block. For the metal 
elements, colors will be metallic behind the corrugated metal. The lights at the tops 
of the shafts will emphasize the color through the perforation. The color schemes for 
each station will be harmonious. One will consist of greens, browns and maroon; the 
other of blues and grays. These will be accent colors, used for painting the steel. 
Colors for the concrete will be green and black stains. 

Commissioners Gatti and Rogers liked the color scheme except for the mauve. 

Commissioner Meyer said that he would like to see what colors MBT was using for 
the neighboring rental auto center (RAC) building, so that the two color schemes 
could be compared. 

In summary, the Committee members commended the project team for an excellent 
presentation but asked them to return for Phase 1 , focusing on the escalator 
enclosure, and Phase 2., with a color scheme revised to eliminate the mauve. The 
team was also asked to bring the colors that are being used by MBT for the 
neighboring RAC building. The team will return as soon as possible with a revised 
presentation for Phase 1 and 2. 

II. SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION, Phase 1,2,3 

Jill Manton and Jeff Brown presented plans for railings to meet either ADA or 
safety requirements. They described four elements for this portion of the project. 
The first would be a swing gate at the curb cut, similar to the one that is present in 
the state park. The second would be a pipe curb running the entire length of the 
project. It would be a galvanized unpainted steel pipe, 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 
low to the ground. The third would be a hand rail of 1-1/2-inch galvanized steel 
along a black retaining wall where the sidewalk elevation has a cross slope The 
fourth would be 100 feet of guard rail, consisting of two-inch galvanized pipe, 
adjacent to the coiled tail overlook and a slope in the paving elevation that inclines 
toward the bay. 



In response to a question from Commissioner Meyer, the presenters explained that 
the artist had declined the opportunity to design a railing because she did not want 
this to be construed as part of her artwork Instead, she selected a railing from a 
number of options presented to her as possibilities from DPW. In response to a 
second question from Commissioner Meyer regarding a child-safety requirement for 
four-inch on-center railings, Ms. Manton said that she had been informed that the 
railing was not required by code but was intended as a safety measure. 

Commissioner Gatti expressed objections to the design of the guard rail, the rail on 
top of the wall, and the swing gate. 

The presenters answered that the hand rail was in response to an ADA requirement. 
They said that a possible alternative to the swing gate would be removable bollards. 

Commissioner Rogers suggested that the guard rail should be as minimal as 
possible. He suggested a continuous design instead of sectioning. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith agreed that bollards would be preferable to a swing 
gate. He voiced his interest in seeing integration of code with good design. 

Commissioner Meyer said that he preferred the railing in the photograph showing an 
existing rail at a more southern location within the Sunnydale Pump Station rather 
than the one selected by the artist. 

Ms. Manton said that she would meet with the head of the Clean Water Division, the 
ADA representative and the City Attorney on these issues. She and Mr. Brown will 
then return to the Civic Design Committee for a second review of the project. 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/EMPLOYEE 

PARKING FACILITY #3— PLOT 7/CONTRACT 5602 A , Phase 3 

Thomas Soo Hoo, Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers, Inc., and Kioshi Matsuo, 
Kwan Henmi Associates, presented phase 3. They explained that there were no 
changes from the phase 2 presentation at the April 21 meeting. They pointed out the 
drawings of the landscaping and the integration of the bus stop with the landscaping. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith reiterated his concern for a coordination of signage 
and graphics throughout the airport. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/Employee Parking Facility 
#3— Plot 7/Contract 5602A, Phase 3. 
Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 



IV. ECKER STREET RENOVATION— GATEWAY, Phase 1 , 2, 3 

Martha Ketterer, DPW, presented phase 1, 2 and 3 for the gateway design for the 
Ecker Street alley, located between Market and Mission. Plans also call for 
extending the brickwork and providing benches. The gateway will be of black 
tubular steel, fixed in a partly open position to allow pedestrian, but not vehicular, 
traffic. 

Motion to approve Ecker Street Renovation — Gateway Design, Phase 1 , 2, 3 
Moved: Gatti 

Vote: Unanimous 



The meeting adjourned^at 5:15 p.m. 
Submitted 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, AUGUST 18, 1997, 

3:00 p.m. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 



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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 







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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Sfnith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ RENTAL CAR 
FACILITY/ CONTRACT 5650.B 

Phase 3 

Dan Ng, Project Manager, SFIA 

Anthony Skalko, ED2/MBT 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/ CONTRACT 5709 
Phase 1 & 2 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

Kenji Murokami, Murokami Associates Architecture & Planning 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ UNITED AIRLINE MK 
STORES ADDITION TO AIR CARGO ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 
Phase 1 

Alton Arby, Dan Gates, Miller Cook Architects 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ CONCOURSE H/ 
AIRPORT BART STATION/ CONTRACT 5670 

Ivar Satero, Project Manager, SFIA 
Discussion of changes and possible action. 



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*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
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with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meedngs are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside paridng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA HISTORIC DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT 
PROJECT 

Informational Presentation 

Jorge Alfaro, DPW 

John Thomas, DPW Landscape Architecture 

Joanne Wilson, Department of Recreation & Park 

II . JUANA BRIONES LANDMARK PLAQUE & MONUMENT PROJECT 
Phase 1, 2, 3 

Anne Marie Cervantes, Cervantes Design 
Marianne Babal, Briones Marker Committee 




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III. NORTH BEACH GARAGE PROJECT 
Phase 1 

Ronald Szeto, DPT 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ UNITED AIRLINE MK 
STORES ADDITION TO AIR CARGO ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 

Phase 2, 3 

Art DeRosia, Miller Cook Architects 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals. with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or' 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

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OCT 1 7 1997 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 




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I. GOLDEN GATE PARK, RESERVOIR AND PUMP STATION 
Phase 1 & 2 

Gary Hoy, DPW/BOA 

II. ST. MARY' S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR 
Phase 3 

Roger Wong, DPW/BOA 
Andre Salvador, DPW/BOA 

III. NORTH BEACH GARAGE 
Phase 1 & 2 

Don Alameda, DPW/BOA 
Patrick Rivera, DPW/BOE 

IV. HALL OF JUSTICE HVAC RETROFIT 
Phase 1 

Victor Talaala, DPW/BOA 
Vlaentin Gheorghita, DPW/BOE 

V. SFFD STATION NO. 32 RENOVATION 
Phase 2 

Peter K. Wong, DPW/BOA 
John Zoranovich, DPW/BOA 



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with disabilities. 

Full Commission Me^tin^ 5 ? nr ' inrtivi#inai Pnmmittoo A'toptinoc of tv>s ^Tt Comr" ; ^sion wili 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infoimation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals. with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored ;f p rtcc "VIe. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
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October 20, 1997, Monday, 4 p.m. 

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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Desicn Review 

Community Arts 

&. education Commissioner Present: Emery Rogers, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer 
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Golden Gate Park, Reservoir and Pump Station 
Phase 1 & 2 



Gary Hoy, DPW/BOA, presented phase 1 & 2 for an infrastructure improvement 
project, located in an existing screened-in maintenance area in the center of the park. 

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401 van ness avenue There will be a reservoir below grade with parking on top. The above-grade pump 
house will be rectangular. The material will be cast in place concrete in neutral and 
light green tones. The door will be red. The exposed piping will be blue. An 
amount of $4300 has been allocated for art enrichment. Discussions are under way 
to determine where the funds should be applied. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Rogers about plantings, Deborah 
Learner, Recreation and Park Department, said that plantings around the fence 
perimeter would be possible. In regard to the possibility of plantings over the 
building, Mr. Hoy said that there would be no place for the roots to grow. 

Motion to approve Golden Gate Park Reservoir and Pump Station, 
Phase 1 & 2 

Moved: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 



II. St. Mary's Square Garage Earthquake Repair 
Phase 3 

Roger Wong and Andre Salvador, DPW/BOA, presented adjustments to previously 
approved Phase III of the project. The adjustment was the addition of a new 
concrete slab to the roof, making the structure four feet higher than the existing 
structure. 



The Committee members expressed concern about the visual appearance of this 
addition to a principle facade on a major structure downtown. They suggested that 
the surfaces for the new and the old portions should be distinguished in color and 
i texture in order to avoid a serious patch problem. They agreed that they had an 
obligation to review the drawings to see how the relationship between the new and 
city and county of the old surfaces had been resolved for this visually significant structure. In view of 
san Francisco tne Recreation and Park plan to put the project out for bid in November, the 
Committee members agreed to approve Phase III provided that they had an 




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opportunity to see the revised drawings, showing how the relationship between the 
new and old surfaces had been resolved, on Monday, November 3, at a few minutes 
before 3 p.m., when the full Commission Meeting was scheduled to begin. If the 
Committee members were not satisfied with the drawings, they would pull the 
motion to approve phase III from the consent calendar and refer it to Committee 
Reports for further discussion. 

In a related presentation, John Thomas presented the site plan in response to the 
change in elevation for the rooftop park, which will no longer be one continuous 
level. There will be a set of stairs from the elevator, a ramp along the edge of the 
planting area that inclines toward Chinatown, and a curvilinear ramp subdividing the 
play area. 

Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Garage earthquake repair, Phase 3. 

Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. North Beach Garage, Phase 1 & 2 

Don Alameda, DPW/BOA, presented changes to the design for the North Beach 
garage, located on Vallejo between Powell and Stockton. He said that previously 
expressed committee concerns included the need to break up the mass, the 
fenestration on the elevator tower, and the double arch feature of the entries. The 
changes he presented were the following. The cap has been eliminated. There will 
be a street level display area for use by the community. There will be more detail 
on the elevator, which has been moved slightly back. The two entrances are now 
squared with one simple bowed arch above both of them. There will be an 
opportunity for planting on the setback area. 

Commissioner Rogers said that the project had been improved. He thanked 
Commissioners Freebaim-Smith and Meyer for their time spent on the project. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that if six parking places were relinquished, 
there would be room for a shallow retail facade in the front of the building. He 
described the strong community interest in and use of small retail spaces. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith also expressed the desire of many members of the 
North Beach community to preserve the colorful existing garage. John Barber, DPT, 
said that the 75-year-old building was seismically unsafe and did not met ADA 
standards. 

Reporting on a community meeting that he had recently attended, Commissioner 
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level. He asked if the existing garage building had a landmark status. He was told it 
did not. He asked if it had an architectural rating. No answer was given. 

The committee members expressed their preference for study 2. Since the presenters 
did not have colors and materials ready for presentation, the Committee took a vote 
on the approval of phase 1 only. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that he would 
not vote for the motion because of the absence of retail space. 

Motion to approve North Beach garage, Phase 1 

Moved: Meyer 

For: Meyer, Rogers 

Against: Freebairn-Smith 

IV. Railing at Muni Castro Station, Phase 1, 2, 3 

John Rothman, MUNI, presented plans to install fencing at the Harvey Milk Muni 
Station at Castro. The lower railing would be naturally finished redwood. The upper 
railing would be steel painted green. The fencing is a temporary project until the 
Harvey Milk memorial is under way. 

Motion to approve railing at Muni Castro Station, Phase 1, 2, 3 

Moved: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

V. SFFD Station No. 32 Renovation, Phase 2 

Peter Wong and John Zoranovich, DPW/BOA, presented phase 2 for SFFD Fire 
Station No. 32 in Bernal Heights adjacent to Holly Park Circle. They explained that 
renovations are being made for disabled access, asbestos abatement, mechanical and 
electrical systems and facilities for female fire fighters. They described the need to 
expand the second floor to the property line. In response to community concerns, 
they have made the following changes. They propose to step the second story back. 
They have done additional work on the decoration. The windows have been 
reworked so they join in the comer. They propose changing the color of the building 
to a warmer beige or ochre stucco and a deeper color for the fascia trim. They 
propose telescoping the truck door, and installing pendant-style light fixtures 
overhead. 

In public testimony, Johanna Coble said the design had no integrity and did not fit in 
with the neighborhood. She said that the addition was a stucco box being added to 
an existing stucco box. She asked the Committee to direct the architects to make 
further studies on the design. She also objected to the chain-link fence. 



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Richard Faust said that what little had been done to the building only made it worse. 
He described the project as a concrete box and asked that it be made to blend with 
the neighborhood. 

Robin Gustafson objected to the barrack structure of the building. She wanted to see 
more character added to the roof line. She also requested proper visual identificaiton 
of the building as a fire station. 



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Terry Milne asked that the design be made more compatible with the neighborhood. 
He described the articulated facades of the existing Edwardian and Victorian 
buildings in the neighborhood. 

Joe McGuire said that people in the neighborhood wanted to see the square box 
shape broken up so that it fit in more closely with neighboring structures. He asked 
for further study of the project. 

Commissioner Meyer said that it was possible to respond to the concerns of the 
community while still retaining an international style building. He expressed his 
support for another study of the face to provide more articulation. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith encouraged the architects to identify elements in the 
design that would satisfy community requests. 

Mr. Zoranovich said that it was possible to add bumps to the facade but that the 
project was already butting against other property lines. 

Commissioner Rogers asked the members of the community to respect the needs of 
the female firefighters for whom the main structural renovation was being made. He 
asked BOA and the neighborhood to get together to work out differences. 

Commissioner Meyer said that he would move to deny phase 2, asking for a restudy 
of the design with respect to community concerns. He said that the goal was not to 
deviate from the international building, but that there were ways to make the size . 
more compatible. He expressed his approval for a basic telescoping door. He also . 
said that he liked the red that had been selected for other fire station doors. 

Motion to disapprove SFFD Station No 32 renovation, Phase 2 

Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Hall of Justice HVAC Retrofit, Phase 1 

Victor Talaala, BOA, Maurice Chee, BOE, and Jim Sundfors, Hall of Justice 
Maintenance Supervisor, presented phase 1 for HVAC retrofit to provide better air 
quality. The project would consist of HVAC duct work covered by aluminum 



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screens. It would project from the building. There would be two locations. An 
airshaft would be installed at two locations, at 7 lh Street and on the corner in the 
alley behind the new Sheriffs facility. 

Commissioner Meyer asked the architects to consider designing the ducts to be 
tapered so that air would immediately fan out. Alternatively, he suggested that the 
design be changed to eliminate the barrier in the middle. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith urged the use of quality metal work so that there 
would be high levels of finish. 

The Committee members emphasized the need on the part of the design team to 
study the exhaust issue and take care that the visual appearance would not be 
damaged by the exhaust function. 

Motion to approve Hall of Justice HVAC Retrofit, Phase 1 

Moved: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

Staff Reports 

Staff and Commissioners discussed policy on review of Phase 1, 2, and 3 combined. 
The Committee members discussed whether, for simpler projects, it was preferable 
to combine phases 1 and 2, or 2 and 3. Deciding that there was flexibility on this 
point, the Committee concluded that a consistent policy of at least two steps would 
be established. 



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Moscone Center Expansion Project, Phase I 

Presentation of schematic design by: 

Jack Moerschbaecher, Convention Facilities 

Ray Fong, Convention Facilities 

Kevin Hart, Gensler/Michael Willis/Kwan Henmi Joint Venture Architects 

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Cultural Equity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 







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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ NEW BOARDING AREA 
A /CONTRACT 5510 

Phase 3 

Gary Ng, Project Manager, Gerson/Overstreet, Architects 

Ray Quesada, SFIA Bureau of Design & Construction 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRBORNE REPLACEMENT 
BUILDING PROJECT/ CONTRACT 1 1 10H 

Phase 2 

Mark Dorian, DPW/BOA 

Clyde Cohen, DPW/BOA 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ CONCOURSE H/ 
AIRPORT BART STATION/ CONTRACT 5670 

Phase 3 

Ivar Satero, SFIA Bureau of Design & Construction 

IV. COMMEMORATIVE ARCH AT CABLE CAR TURNTABLE AT HYDE AND 
BEACH STREETS 

Phase 1 

John O'Neill, MUNI 



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V. COUNTY JAIL NUMBER 3 REPLACEMENT PROJECT/ JOB NO. 1 1 05H 
Phase 1 

Tara Lamont, DPW/BOA 

VI. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. POOL/ JOB NO. 1 042H 
Phase 1 

Harry Overstreet, Gerson Overstreet Architects 
Don Alameida, DPW/BOA 

VII. NORTH BEACH GARAGE 
Phase 2 

Don Alameida, DPW/BOA 
Patrick Rivera, DPW 

VIII. Staff Report. 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitatbn Act and the 1990 Americatis 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curt>side parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by die San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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Public Art 



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Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

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415.554.6080 







CSPECJA& MEETING, JANUARY 15, 1998 
3:00 p.m. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



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JAN 1 3 1998 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. CHURCH AND DUBOCE PORTAL OPERATIONS BUILDING 
Phase III 

John Katz, Project Planner, MUNI 

II. KAISER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 
Phase 1 

Keith Millay, Anshen & Allen 

III. BOEDDEKER PARK IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase 1 & 2 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Doug Hlemstra, Rotary Club 

IV. BAY BRIDGE PUMP STATION 
Phase 1 & 2 

Ernie Ramilo, DPW/BOA 
Mark Dorian, DPW/BOA 

V. . Staff Report. 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



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Civic Design Review 

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• OU & Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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401 Van Ness Avenue 

415. SS4. 6080 






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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

SPECIAL MEETING, FEBRUARY 19, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB i 9 1998 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



. AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. BOLLARD & RAILING DESIGN / SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION 

Todd Cockburn, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Jeff Brown, Architectural Consultant 
Phase 1 & 2 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



II. BAY BRIDGE PUMP STATION /l 649N 
Phase 1 & 2 

Ernie Ramilo, DPW/BOA 
Mark Dorian, DPW/BOA 

III. NORTH BEACH GARAGE 
Phase 2 

Patrick Rivera, DPW/BOE 

Don Alameida, Phil Sowers, DPW/BOA 

IV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. POOL / 1 042H 
Phase 2 

Harry Overstreet, Gerson Overstreet Architects 
Don Alameida, DPW/BOA 

V. SFIA / BUS PICKUP AND DROP-OFF CANOPY, LOT D 
Phase 1 & 2 

Arvind S. Iyer, Iver & Associates 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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2ultural eojjity grants 

• PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 
401 Van Ness Avenue 
415. SS4. 6080 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, MARCH 16, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR i 2 1998 

SAN FBAHC^O 
P UBL\C LIBRARY 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. BOLLARD & RAILING DESIGN / SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION 

Todd Cockburn, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Jeff Brown, Architectural Consultant 
Phase 1 & 2 







City and County of 
San Francisco 



II. BOEDDEKER PARK IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase 2 & 3 

Marvin Yee, Recreation & Park Department 
Doug Hiemstra, Rotary Club 

III. A TRAVELING JEWISH THEATER ENTRANCE 
Phase 1 & 2 

Janet Crane, Freebairn-Smith & Crane 

IV. FILLMORE STREETSCAPE 
Phase 1 

Chuck Leoni, Michael Willis & Associates Architects 
Thomas Ma, Project Manager, Redevelopment Agency 

V. KAISER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 
Phase 2 

Keith Millay, Anshen & Allen 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 
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^ Civic Design Review Committee 

Special Meeting v April 6, 1998 

2:45 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue 

Commission Meeting Room, Suite 70 

Agenda 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

WRQ 11998 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLtC LIBRARY 



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401 VAN 4 r |' 5 ES 5 s 5 ^ v 6 £ Qgg Notice: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 

Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. 

The following items are subject to discussion and possible action which may 
include: motions of recommendation to approve phase(s) under review or a 
combination of phase(s), recommendation to approve with contingencies, 
recommendation to disapprove, recommendation to defer approval. (Phase 1 design 
concept; Phase 2 design development with colors and materials; Phase 3 final 
approval) 

1. Boeddeker Park Improvements 

Phase 2 & 3 

Marvin Yee, Recreation & Park Dept. 

Doug Hiemstra, Rotary Club 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbs ide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals. with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Cin. ic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Tuulic Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415 252.2581 



' Commission Gallery 

401 \ '\n Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 




City and County of 
San Francisco 






^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, MAY 18, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 4 1998 

o AN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Assistant 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOM STRUCTURE AT PHELAN LOOP 
(Ocean at Phelan) 

Phase 1 & 2 
John Katz, Muni 

II. PIONEER PARK PROJECT / TELEGRAPH HILL STAIRWAYS 
Phase 2 & 3 

Brian Gatter, DPW Landscape Architecture 

III. SFFD STATION NO. 32 RENOVATION / JOB NO. 5474A 
Phase 2 

John Zoranovich, DPW/BOA 
Peter Wong, DPW/BOA 

IV. THIRD STREET BRIDGE OPERATOR'S HOUSE 
Phase 1 

Joe Ovadia, DPW/BOE 
Howard Wong, DPW/BOA 

V. SIDEWALK EXTENSION, RETAINING WALL WITH GUARDRAILS AND 
PLANTER FOR MCLAUGHLIN RESIDENCE NEW GARAGE ADDITION 
Phase 1 & 2 

Janet Crane, Freebairn-Smith & Crane 



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VI. BAY BRIDGE PUMP STATION 
Phase 3 

Ernie Ramilo, DPW/BOA 
Mark Dorian, DPW/BOA 

VII. NORTH BEACH GARAGE 
Phase 3 

Philip Sowers, DPW/BOA 

Patrick Rivera, DPW/Project Manager 

IX. Discussion and possible motion regarding Phase 3 review. 



5-11-98 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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May 18, 1998, Monday, 4 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 






programs 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 

Com & education Commissioners Present: Emery Rogers, Rod Freebaim- Smith, William Meyer 
:ultural equity grants Staff Present: Nancy Gonchar, Michele Liapes 

PS Symphony Concerts * r 

Public Art 

The Meeting was called to order at 4:15 p.m 

Street Artisis Licenses 
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Commission Gallery 

401 Van N ess Avenue 

415.554 6080 



John Katz and Albert Hoe, Muni, presented plans for the restroom structure, a 
replica of a design approved two years before for two other stations. The present 
restroom is to be demolished. The new structure would be clay with a tile roof. The 
concrete wall would have an anti-graffiti coating. The entry would be on the front 
side, and there would be lighting in front and on the sides. The color scheme would 
be tan. 



In response to Commissioner concerns about facilities for riders, it was confirmed 
that two bus shelters had already been erected, and two more were scheduled to be 
built. In response to another question, Mr. Katz said that Muni would welcome the 
possibility of working with City College to make improvements to the shelters, such 
as those on 1 9 th Avenue near San Francisco State. Mr. Katz also answered that the 
circles on the design drawing indicated planters. 

The Commissioners also asked about the possibility of renovating the existing 
structure and suggested that this would be substantially less expensive. The 
presenters answered that restoration would cost at least as much as a new structure. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that the well designed but neglected existing 
structure could be made to serve the waiting and restroom functions of the terminal 
station. He said that a complete area master plan, approved by the college, the 
neighborhood, Muni, and riders, was needed for this prominent location. 



On the new structure, Commissioner Meyer said that more design quality was 
needed. He objected in particular to the grandiose roof and the primitive drainpipe 
along the sides. He said the overhang was of no use. 

Commissioner Rogers commented on the poor proportions that had been dictated by 
height and length. He said that he would like BOA to work on the design 

TY A sTn Francisco Motion to disapprove Muni operator restroom structure, Phelan Loop, phase 1 & 2. 
Moved: 




Vote: 



Meyer 
Unanimous 



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2. Pioneer Park Project/Telegraph Hill Stairways, Phase 2 & 3 

Brian Gatter, DPW landscape architect, presented phase 2 and 3 for the Pioneer Park 
project surrounding Coit Tower. Plans include renovations to the stairways, terrace 
improvements, new stonework along the stairs, colored concrete along the ramp and 
steps, and blue stone tiles for risers of steps. In answer to a Commissioner question, 
Mr. Gatter said that the pathways would require only a small retaining wall, never 
more than two feet high. 

Motion to approve Pioneer Park Project/Telegraph Hill Stairways, phase 2 & 3. 
Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

3 . SFFD Station No. 32 Renovation / Job. No. 5474 A, Phase 2 

Peter Wong and John Zoranovich, DPW/BOA, presented phase 2 of the project, 
revised after the October 20, 1997 meeting in response to input from members of 
the community who wanted a design that blended more with the existing 
neighborhood. The building has been notched backward to provide better sight lines 
and to decrease the massiveness. Other changes included a new window, the 
replacement of a large window with a smaller one, added wood trim over the 
canopy, and added crown molding at the parapet line. The colors would be light 
beiges, two light grays for the trims, plum for the truck doors and green for the light 
fixtures and signage. 

Community members Johanna Coble and Dennis Gustafson were present to express 
their support for the revised design. 

The Commissioners expressed their satisfaction with the rapport that had developed 
between the community and the city on the project. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed concern about the dark color of the lower trim. It 
was answered that mockups would be painted first to make sure that the color 
quality would be the highest possible. 

The Commissioners expressed their approval of the project with the following 
condition. The sidevard roof trim must extend the full depth of the building on both 
the east and west sides . 

Motion to approve SFFD Station No. 32 renovation/job no. 5474A, phase 2. 
Moved: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 



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4. Third Street Bridge Operator's House 

Howard Wong, DPW/BOA, Joe Ovadia, DPW/BOE, and Saed Toloui, BOE, 
presented phase 1 for the bridge operator's house, designed to supplement the 
existing operator's house and watchman's house. It will be a two-story structure 
south of the existing signal house. It is designed for compatibility with the existing 
signal house as well as for safety and function. Features include a five-foot platform 
wrapping around the building, 2-1/2- to 3 -inch pipe rails around the platform to 
emulate those on the bridge, stainless steel cables between the horizontals, 
continuous clear solar green glass, stucco materials and a simple pre-patinated 
copper roof. The presenters explained that the existing structures have landmark 
status, and that they have received a certificate of appropriateness from the 
Landmarks Board for the proposed structure. 

The Commissioners commended the presenters on the design. 

Motion to approve Third Street bridge operator's house, phase 1. 
Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Sidewalk Extension, Retaining Wall with Guardrails and Planter for 
McLaughlin Residence New Garage Addition, Phase 1 & 2. 

Janet Crane, Freebairn-Smith & Crane, described the need to infill the sidewalk 
driveway and extend the existing city retaining wall and sidewalk. The new 
retaining wall will match the existing one. She confirmed that there would be no 
effect on pedestrian travel. Since a Committee quorum was not available to vote on 
the item, Ms. Crane will present the project before the Full Commission on June 1. 

6. Discussion on Phase 3 review. 

Nancy Gonchar raised the issue of administrative approval of phase 3 for certain 
projects. Commissioner Meyer pointed out the advisability of a review of 
architectural issues by one of the architect members. It was decided that, for any 
administrative approval of phase 3, a project team would be required to submit 
written verification that no changes had taken place between phase 2 and phase 3. 

7. North Beach Garage 

Phil Sowers and Don Almeida, BOA, presented phase 3. They explained that the 
stucco center portion had been designed in conjunction with the planning 
department. The colors would be beige for the stucco, brick colors, and green for the 
window frames and grill work. The color for the middle portion would be lighter 
and would harmonize with the bricks. All colors would be coordinated. 



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Members of the community then testified on the project. Julie Christiansen said that 
the structure was not in accord with city guidelines and codes. She cited the rear 
yard variance and the lack of retail. She objected to the project because of its mass 
and the lacks of safety, compatibility with the neighborhood, and liveliness. Joan 
Wood said that a lawsuit regarding the variance had been filed and asked the 
Committee to defer approval until after the suit was heard the third week in June. 
Jonee Levy described the neighboring living spaces that would be totally degraded 
by the project. She pointed out that the wall of the new structure would be five feet 
from the windows of those spaces, significantly affecting the light and air quality for 
the residents. Patricia Cady also cited the degradation of the living conditions, and 
said that those affected were low-income people who did not speak English and had 
no advocates. She asked the committee to postpone its vote until after the court case, 
scheduled for June 18. 

John Barber, DPT, said that the issues raised had nothing to do with the aesthetic 
design of the building. He expressed his wish to move forward with the project. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that the issue was larger than that of color. He 
expressed his concern about the impact of the project on urban design and the role of 
the planning department in determining the form of this project. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Meyer about changes in the design, 
Mr. Sowers said that the cornice was now slightly heavier. He said that the 
fenestration pattern was the same. Commissioner Meyer commented on the pressure 
exerted by the Planning Commission on the project. He expressed his preference for 
the original glass and metal design that had been presented previously. 

Commissioner Rogers thanked the members of the community for their 
participation. He explained that the Committee members had followed the 
procedures for the Civic Design Review process, and that they were obliged to 
confine themselves to the issues within their purview. 

Motion to approve North Beach Garage, phase 3. 

Moved: Rogers 

For: Rogers, Meyer 

Against: Freebairn-Smith 



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RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES. 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

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FILLMORE STREETSCAPE 

Phase 1 

Charles Leoni, Michael Willis & Associates Architects 

Thomas Ma. Redevelopment Agency 



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1 . Fillmore Streetscape, Phase 1 






4155546O80 Th omas M a? Redevelopment Agency, and Charles Leoni and Rod Henmi, Michael 
Willis and Associates, presented phase 1 for the Fillmore streetscape between Post 
and Golden Gate, conceived for the purpose of revitalizing the cultural and 
economic life of the Lower Fillmore. The focus would be on the sidewalk, trees, and 
light fixtures along the seven-block stretch and on three major spaces: the Geary 
Street Bridge, the approximately 1 00-square-foot plaza at O'Farrell, and the 
minipark and adjoining powerhouse building at Turk Street. The presenters cited the 
need to make the street a destination and to give the storefronts more vitality and 
differentiation. In particular, the team proposed the following measures: a 5-foot 
widening of the Geary Street bridge; enclosing the bridge with glass on both sides; 
incorporating signage and historic graphics to give the bridge special identification; 
the possible creation of vending spaces along the bridge to create a small market; 
subdividing larger structures along the street with different canopies to create 
individual storefronts; retaining much of the sidewalk paving, restoring it where 
necessary and adding it to those blocks that don't have it; the installation of 
sidewalk plaques, possibly a jazz walk of fame as well as localized place 
information; the installation of new pedestrian-scale light posts; the installation of 
banners; the planting of trees; the conversion of the side wall of the Kabuki Theatre 
into a thin strip of retail; the addition of light poles and palm trees to the plaza at 
Fillmore to give it spatial articulation while preserving the openness; the 
installation of new paving and benches to the minipark near Turk. Stores would be 
encouraged to develop their identification through signs and awnings 







Landscape architect Robert LaRocca discussed the possibilities for new trees. He 
proposed ray wood ash, an evergreen with the same light, lacy quality of the liquid 
amber already existing along the upper Fillmore, as an infill tree along the street. 
For the plaza, he proposed palm trees, which would help to delineate the space while 
allowing people to pass through. 



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In Committee discussion, Commissioner Rogers expressed his support for the use of 
neon and blade signs. He said that the paving was repetitious. He suggested 
removing the concrete paving and infilling with other materials to make it more 
interesting. Mr. Leoni answered that, because of budget restrictions, they were 
attempting to use what paving was there and to liven it with plaques. 

Commissioner Rogers also suggested the spacing between the trees should be 
varied. The presenters answered that 20-foot spacing existed along the upper 
Fillmore, and the intent was to maintain the spacing for a connection between the 
north and south stretches of that street. 

Commissioner Rogers urged the team to pay major attention to the O'Farrell plaza. 
He cited the windy conditions and said that the introduction of palm trees would not 
be enough. The presenters answered that windscreens would probably be impossible 
because of the way the space was used. They raised the possibility of special paving 
and plaques to commemorate neighborhood history. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his support for the removal of all controls 
on signage in order to make the area an entertainment district with a distinctive 
identity. He cited the need for an anchor at the southern end of the stretch, and 
suggested the powerhouse at Turk Street as a possibility. He also suggested that 
performance activity somehow be drawn out into the street. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed concern about the need for variety on certain 
blocks. He suggested that the evenly spaced distribution of trees should be 
reconsidered, and he suggested the introduction of other species. He recommended 
more variety in the sidewalk paving, such as in color or pattern. He expressed 
support for the bridge concept. 

The Commissioners agreed to approve phase 1 with the stipulation that, for phase 2, 
more variety would be introduced in the paving and tree plantings where 
appropriate. 

Motion to approve Fillmore streetscape, phase 1 . 
Moved: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

The Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m. 

Submitted " / ^K o&t^l /ti CZ^U^ 

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Presentation of preliminary public art proposal by Diller and Scofidio artist 
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item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
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ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 



I. BAY BRIDGE PUMP STATION 
Phase 3 

Ernie Ramilo, DPW/BOA 
Mark Dorian, DPW/BOA 

II. SFIA/CONCOURSE H / AIRPORT BART STATION / NO. 5670 
Phase 3 

Ivar Satero, SFIA, Bureau of Design & Construction 
Gene Lebel, ED2/MBT 




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Phase 2 & 3 

Joe Ovadia, DPW/BOE 
Howard Wong, DPW/BOA 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO PEDESTRIAN SIGNAGE PROJECT / NO. 1 708N 
Phase 1 

David Alumbaugh, Planning Department 
Susan Ferreyra, DPW/BOA 



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All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
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Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 925-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
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ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PFIASE(S), 
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RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

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I. SFIA / AIRPORT RAIL TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS / 
CONTRACT NO. 5709 

Phase 3 

Willy Tsai, SFI A/Bureau of Design and Construction 

II. OCEAN VIEW BRANCH LIBRARY 
Phase 1 & 2 

Edgar Lopez. DPW/BOA 

III. MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT 
Phase 2 

Kevin Hart. Gensler 

Ray Fong. Project Manager 

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xuith Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility- hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Ans and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4351. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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Willy Tsai, SFIA, and consultant Kenji Murokami presented phase 3 for the two 
airport rail transit remote corridor stations along McDonald Road. The team 
showed photos of the planned facility with the guideway in front of it. 
They reviewed the color palette and assured the Committee that colors would 
conform to those of the nearby rental car facility. The only change since phase 2 has 
been the addition of one elevator, to be positioned alongside the first one. 

Commissioner Meyer inquired about the color coordination between the stations and 
the nearby rental car facility. He specified that the color shown on the drawing for 
the rental car facility be the one that would be actually used for the rental car facility 
itself, so that color coordination would be maintained. 

Motion to approve SFIA / Airport Rail Transit Remote Corridor Stations / Contract 
No. 5709, phase 3. 
Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 



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2. Ocean View Branch Library, Phase 1 and 2 

Edgar Lopez, BOA, presented phase 1 and 2 for the new two-story 29' by 75' 
branch library planned for the corner of Ramsell and Randolph streets. There would 
be a main entrance on the north side and a secondary entrance on the west side. He 
presented drawings of the principal facade, the north elevation, showing simple, 
clean proportions. Tinted glass on the north side would provide natural light. A 
corner tower on the northwest corner would be lit from the inside at night. The 
facade would have a ceramic tile wainscoat and dark brown steel trellage with 
plantings of wisteria. There would be opportunity for the community to participate 
in the tile design. Other colors presented were periwinkle for the window frames, 
gold and deep blue for the tiles and tower, and cream for the plaster wall finish. 
There would also be wooden boxes for potted plants. The community has expressed 
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In response to a question from Commissioner Rogers, Mr. Lopez said that exposure 
to ocean winds did not seem to be a problem. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that the proposed glass would block too much 
natural light. He recommended that the glass be clear instead of tinted. Marcia 
Schneider, S.F. Public Library, agreed with Commissioner Meyer. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about the public art project. He was told that 
it would be some kind of ceramic tile work, and that a decision would be made by 
the visual arts committee. The Commissioner also expressed concern that the 
project did not encroach on neighboring properties. Mr. Lopez explained that he 
would be going before the Planning Commission to obtain a rear-yard variance. 

Commissioner Rogers urged Mr. Lopez to work with the city landscape architects. 
He suggested that the project was too close to the ocean for the proposed wisteria to 
thrive. He also said that plant pockets on city streets often do not survive. He asked 
Mr. Lopez to be sure that the neighborhood really wanted the planter boxes 
proposed for the trellis in front. He asked Mr. Lopez to consider the addition of 
certain amenities, such as seating and a drinking fountain, to the front of the 
building. Mr. Lopez explained that the community was opposed to anything that 
would encourage loitering. He said that he would bring the subject up again at the 
next neighborhood meeting. 

Commissioner Meyer said that he would agree to approve phase 1 and 2. provided 
that the following points were addressed in phase 3: (1) the replacement of tinted 
glass with clear glass; (2) the possible addition of public amenities, such as seating 
and a drinking fountain, to the front of the building; (3) a confirmation of what 
would be done with the plantings. 

Motion to approve Ocean View Branch Library, Phase 1 & 2. 
Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. Moscone Center Expansion Project, Phase 2 

Ray Fong, Project Manager, and Kevin Hart, Gensler Architects, presented phase 2 
of the three-story Moscone Center Expansion Project adjacent to the existing 
Moscone Center. The 270-foot wall along Howard Street would be broken into stair 
towers of precast concrete and several retail spaces with canopies. There would be 
nine pairs of doors along Fourth Street. The Fourth Street facade would be mostly 
glass, with a frit pattern of 50% opacity. Glass with a coarser frit pattern would be 
used for the west-facing bay windows and for those at the north end. An upper-level 
curved glass projection at the Fourth and Howard street intersection has been 
designed to conform to the geometry of Fourth Street. Mr. Hart also highlighted the 



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public art work by Diller and Scofido, a large collection of LED screens, 
programmed with a variety of live and videotaped images as well as images of 
activities taking place inside. The Minna Street facade would feature storage 
cabinets that would project slightly outward. An industrial wall of natural corrugated 
material is planned for the remaining facade because of the expectation that the wall 
of another building will be erected directly against it. The presenters described the 
building exoskeleton, designed to maintain stiffness for the glass as well as to 
support signs, light fixtures and other features. An interior endoskeleton would 
consist of a system of trusses and yokes. The lighting would cast light onto the 
ceiling so that there would be a glow at night, even though the building would not 
normally be in use. The metal would be in four different colors. The darkest would 
be for the storage cabinets and the large box-like structure behind. Metallic gray 
would be used for the aluminum windows, wall framing and the bay windows. 
Aluminum plate would be used for the retail space, the stair towers and the tower 
base infill. The lightest colored metal would be used for the exo- and 
endoskeletons. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern for the erasure of the street 
life along Fourth Street. He also inquired about the possibility of creating a 
pedestrian way, possibly between Mission, Minna and Howard, within the block He 
asked about a landscaping plan to create a livelier streetscape. He said he liked the 
subtlety of the finishes and colors. 

The Commissioner requested that commercial leases that would keep the street alive 
at night be considered for the lobby. Mr. Fong explained that the lobby was meant to 
be used by the people who rented it, but that he would pass the recommendation on 
to Convention Facilities CAO Jack Moerschbaecher. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed his approval of the colors and materials. He asked 
the presenters to pay more attention to the bowstring trusses of the endoskeleton, 
which would be visible from the outside. He suggested that there should be more 
connection between the bowstring and the rectolinear structure. 

Motion to approve Moscone Center Expansion Project, phase 2. 
Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

4. Commission and Staff Reports 

In an update on the Civic Center Plaza, Nancy Gonchar reported that the consultants 
were nearly ready with a design. The results of the workshops will be summarized at 
the next meeting about the project on August 6. All of the workshop groups have 
supported the concept of arts programming in the plaza. At the next meeting, their 
recommendations will be translated into vignettes of how such programming might 
be implemented. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MONTHLY MEETING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Deputy 
Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 




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I. MUNICIPAL RAILWAY PROJECT M305 / 3 rd STREET LIGHT RAIL 
TRANSIT PROJECT 

Information Presentation Urban Design Concepts 
Dennis Tsai, Project Manager, MUNI 
Barbara Maloney, Urban Design Planning 

II. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE ACCESSIBILITY WORK PROJECT 
Job Number 2278Q 

Phase 1 & 2 

Roger Wong, Project Manager, DPW 

Andre Salvador, Architect, DPW 

III. ADSHEL NEWS RACK PROJECT 
Phase 1 & 2 

Dan Brugmann, News Rack Project, DPW 
Stephen Feinberg, President/CEO Adshel 

IV. MID-MARKET PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase 1 & 2 

Mike Quan, Project Manager, DPW 
John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW 



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Phase I & 2 

Jorge Alfaro, Project Manager, DPW 
John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW 

VI . GOLDEN GATE PARK RESERVOIR & PUMP STATION 
Phase 3 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW 

VII. SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN SIGNAGE PROJECT 
Job Number 1708N 

Phase 2 & 3 

Susan Ferreyra, Project Architect, DPW 

Lonny Israel, Environmental Graphic Consultant, SOM 



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A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, OCTOBER 19, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the 
item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, 
San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) 
UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II 
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. GOLDEN GATE PARK RESERVOIR & PUMP STATION 
Phase 3 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW 

II. SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN SIGNAGE PROJECT 
Job Number 1708N 

Phase 2 & 3 

Susan Ferreyra, Project Architect, DPW 

Lonny Israel, Environmental Graphic Consultant, SOM 

III. MID-MARKET PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase 2 

Mike Quan, Project Manager, DPW 
John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW 

IV. FILMORE STREETSCAPE 
Phase 2 

Chuck Leoni, Architect, Michael Wills and Associates 

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Phase 2 

Jorge Alfaro, Project Manager, DPW 
John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW 



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OVERHEAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT: 
REPLACEMENT OF LIGHTS ON SUTTER STREET 
Phase 1 

Lisa Chow, Project Manager, MUNI 
Albert Hoe, Project Engineer, MUNI 
John Katz, Project Planner, MUNI 

VII. MUNI ISLAIS CREEK MAINTENANCE FACILITY PROJECT 
Phase 1 

Robin Chiang, Project Architect, Robin Chiang and Associates 
Kerstin Magary, Senior Project Manager, MUNI 
Jim Gravesande, Project Manager, Gannett Fleming 
Ben Leung, Project Manager, MUNI 

VIII. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 
CNG STATION PROJECT 

Phase 1 & 2 

Gary Franzella, Assistant Deputy Airport Director 

Roger Hooson, Landside Operations, San Francisco International Airport 

IX. OCEAN VIEW BRANCH LIBRARY PROJECT 
Phase 3 

Edgar Lopez, Project Architect, BOA 

X. UNION SQUARE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 
Informational Presentation 

Don Alameida, Project Manager DPW 

XL CLARENDON AREA PUMP STATION PROJECT 
Phase 1 & 2 

Karen Kubick, Project Manager 
Andrew Shum, Project engineer BOE 
Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architecture 
Mark Dorian, Project Architect, BOA 
Will Kwan, Project Architect, BOA 
Barry Pearl, Planning 



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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
' Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, NOVEMBER 16, 1998 

3.00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

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DOCUMENTS DEFT. 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 

strut artists License, the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn- Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 



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CLARENDON AREA PUMP STATION PROJECT 

Phase 1 & 2 

Barry Pearl, Bureau of System Planning and Regulatory Compliance 

Karen Kubick, Project Manager PUC 

Andrew Shum, Mechanical BOE 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architecture 

Mark Dorian, BOA 

Will Kwan, BOA 



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SOUTHEAST WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT 

BOOSTER PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 

Phase 1 & 2 

Manfred Wong, Project Manager, UEB 

Barry Pearl, Bureau of System Planning and Regulatory Compliance 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect 

Jim Wang, Project Engineer 

MOSCONE GARAGE PAINTING AND WATERPROOFING PROJECT 

Phase 1 & 2 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, BOA 



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Informational / Phase 1 

Don Alameida, Project Manager BOA 

V. No. 1 CALIFORNIA/ No.4 SUTTER LINES TROLLEY 
OVERHEAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT: 
REPLACEMENT OF LIGHTS ON SUTTER STREET 
Phase 2 

Lisa Chow, Project Manager, MUNI 
Albert Hoe, Project Engineer, MUNI 

VI. CASTLEWOOD PUMP STATION REPLACEMENT PROJECT 
Phase 1 & 2 

Lota B. de Castro, Project Manager, UEB 

John Fawcett, Project Engineer, Luhdorff and Scalmanini Consulting Engineers 

VII. SFFD FIRE STATION No. 32 RENOVATION 
194 PARK STREET, SAN FRANCISCO 
Phase 3 

Peter Wong, Architect, DPW BOA 
John Zoranovich, Architect, DPW BOA 

VIII. SFFD BOAT HEADQUARTERS/ STATION No. 35 RENOVATION 
PIER 22 1/2, SAN FRANCISCO 

Phase 1 

Peter Wong, Architect, DPW BOA 

Philip Sowers, Architect, DPW BOA 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, 
Deputy Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn- Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 



I. 



II. 



III. 



IV. 




FILLMORE STREETSCAPE 

Phase 2 

Chuck Leoni, Michael Willis and Associates 

Rod Henmi, Michael Willis and Associates 

THIRD STREET LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT 

Informational presentation 

Dennis Tsai, Senior Project Manager, MUNI 

Barbara Maloney, Urban Design and Planning 

MEDA CAFE, DOLORES PARK 

Phase 1 

David Winslow, Architect, I. A. Gonzales Architects 

No. 1 CALIFORNIA / No. 4 SUTTER TROLLEY OVERHEAD 
RECONSTRUCTION 

Phase 2 

Lisa Chow, Project Manager, MUNI 

SFPD TENDERLION TASK FORCE 

Phase 1 & 2 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW BOA 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.25 9 5 



VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CNG STATION ( 

Phase 3 

Roger Hooson, Landside Operations, SFIA 

VII. SURFACE STREET AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 
MAINTENANCE SHED 
Phase 1 & 2 

Stephen O' Sullivan, Project Manager, DPW 
Linda DeBolt, Project Engineer, DPW 
Grace Kwak, Project Landscape Architect 

VIE. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE (ACCESSIBILITY) WORK PROJECT 

Phase 3 

Andre Salvador, Project Architect, DPW, BOA 



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A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are ope. 
to die people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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jPE CIAL JOI Nt^SESSION OF 

^CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 

and 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, J^ecember 16, 1998 

2:8b p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



/9 ft Programs Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public testimony 

cards, which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary 
^Communi^Artl De f° re the item on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. 
& Education The Presiding Officer will call for public testimony on agenda items either at the 
Performing Arts beginning of the meeting or prior to the vote on particular items. 



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Public Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

Art Commission Gallery 
401 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



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I. Roll Call 

II. SPECIAL PRESENTATION 
Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Presentation of revised LED public art proposal by Elizabeth Diller of Diller and 
Scofidio. 

Motion: Motion to approve revised LED proposal and new location for artwork 
on facade for Moscone Convention Center Expansion Public Art Project by 
Diller & Scofidio pending resolution of technical and budgetary issues to 
satisfaction of Art Commission and client. 



III. Public Comment 



IV. Adjournment 




City and County 
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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 

)PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 
401 Van N ess Avenue 
415.554.6080 



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* CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SPECIA PMONTHLY MEETING, JANUARY 11, 1999 

3.00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS OEPT. 

JAN 8 1999 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, 
Deputy Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn- Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE (ACCESSIBILITY) WORK PROJECT 

Phase 3 
Andre Salvador, Project Architect, DPW, BOA 



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IV. 




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SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN SIGNAGE PROJECT 

Phase 3 

Susan Ferraya, Project Architect, DPW 

No. 1 CALIFORNIA / No. 4 SUTTER TROLLEY OVERHEAD 
RECONSTRUCTION 

Phase 3 

Lisa Chow, Project Manager, MUNI 

CASTLEWOOD PUMP STATION REPLACEMENT PROJECT 

Phase 3 

Lota B. de Castro, Project Manager, UEB 

John Fawcett, Project Engineer, Luhdorff and Scalmanini Engineers 

Chris Bigelow DPW BOA 

EXTERIOR CLADDING CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS 
MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT 

Phase 3 

Ray Fong, Project Manager, Moscone Center Expansion Project 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240, San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



VI. AIR TRAIN DOMESTIC TERMINAL STATIONS 
Phase 3 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager SFIA 

Kiyoshi Matsuo, Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning, Inc 

VII. MEDA CAFE, DOLORES PARK 
Phase 1 

David Winslow, Architect, I. A. Gonzales Architects 
Irving Gonzales, Architect, I. A. Gonzales Architects 

VIII. PEACEFUL STREETS BICYCLE RACK DESIGN 

Phase 1 

John Ricker, Executive Director, Peaceful Streets 

Adam Gubser, Assistant Bicycle Program Manager, DPT 

DC. SURFACE STREET AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 
MAINTENANCE SHED 
Phase 2 & 3 

Stephen O'Sullivan, Project Manager, DPW 
Linda DeBolt, Project Engineer, DPW 
Grace Kwak, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 

X. SFPD TENDERLOIN TASK FORCE 
Phase 1 & 2 
Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW BOA 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. g 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are opci 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



. 




^AN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



Richard Newirth 
:tor of Cultural Affairs 



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Programs 



Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Performing Arts 

Public Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 
Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 

| rt Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



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://thecity.sfsu.edu/sfac/ 
: sfac@thecity.sfsu.edu 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 1 6 1999 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



4CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, FEBRUARY 18, 1999 
t 3.00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Deputy Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND 
POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN 
CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND 
MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn- Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. MISSION BAY 

Informational Presentation 

Amy Neches, Redevelopment Agency 

David Prowler, Mayors Office 

Eric Harrison, Project Architect, Catelles 

Susan Wheeler 




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of San Francisco 



II. PEACEFUL STREETS 
BICYCLE RACKS PROJECT 

Phase 1 & 2 

John Ricker, Project Coordinator, Peaceful Streets 

Adam Gubser, Assistant Program Manager, DPT 

III. SURFACE STREET AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS 
MAINTENANCE SHED PROJECT 

Phase 2 & 3 

Stephen O' Sullivan, Project Manger, DPW 

Linda DeBolt, Project Engineer, DPW 

Grace Kwak, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 



Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 San Francisco, CA 94102 Phone (415) 252-2590 Fax (415) 252-2595 



IV. JAPANTOWN PEACE PLAZA RENOVATION 

Phase 1 & 2 

Shannon Maloney, Project Manger, DPW 

V. SAN FRANCISCO HALL OF JUSTICE HVAC RETROFIT 

Phase 2 & 3 

Victor Talatala, Project Architect, BOA, DPW 

Jim Sanfors, Hall of Justice Building Superintendent 

Maurice Chee, Project Engineer, BOE 

VI. PIER F HUB & THUMB EXPANSION, NORTH TERMINAL SAN 
FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Geoff Adams, Project Manager, Greg Roja & Associates 
Audrey Wang, Project Manager, SFIA 

VII. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO GROUND WATER RESERVIOR & PUMP 
STATION 

Phase 1 & 2 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 
Maria Jurosek, San Francisco Zoo 
Howard Fung, Project Engineer, DPW 
Ernie Ramilio, Project Architect, DPW, BOA 
Bonnie Ng, Landscape, DPW, Architect 

VIII. Discussion and posible motion to direct staf to articulate the 
Commission's position regarding construction of a MUNI Transit 
Operator's toilet on the Great Highway. 

IX. SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL HISTORIC STREET CAR LINE 

F-LINE FISHERMANS WHARF LOOP WHEEL CHAIR RAMP 
PLATFORM PROJECT 

Phase 1 & 2 

Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, PTC 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 



t 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 






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Richard Newirth 

tor of Cultural Affairs 



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Programs 



Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Performing Arts 

Public Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

rt Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



://thecity.sfsu.edu/sfac/ 
: sfac@thecity.sfsu.edu 




City and County 
of San Francisco 



•CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, MARCH 15, 1999 

3: 00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



NOTICE: With respect to^genda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Deputy Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND 
POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN 
CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND 
MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn- Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

I. RANDALL MUSEUM OUTDOOR PLAN 
Phase I 

Deborah Learner, Project Manager, Recreation and Park 
Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 
Kenji Murokami, Project Architect 

II. SOUTHEAST WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLAN 
BOOSTER PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 

Phase 2 

(Motion to approve Phase 1, November 18, 1998) 

Barry Pearl, City Planner, PUC 

Jim Wang, Project Engineer, BOE 

Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 

Manfred Wong, Project Manager, DPW 

HI. GOLDEN GATE PARK BEACH CHALET DECK 
Phase 1 

Deborah Learner, Project Manager, Recreation and Park 



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IV. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO GROUND WATER RESERVOIR & PUMP 
STATION 

Phase 1 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 
Maria Jurosek, San Francisco Zoo 
Howard Fung, Project Engineer, DPW 
Ernie Ramilio, Project Architect, DPW 
Bonnie Ng, Landscape Architect, DPW 

V. SFPD TENDERLOIN TASK FORCE 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 & 2 approved January 11, 1999) 
Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

VI. NORTH BEACH PARKING GARAGE PUBLIC ART PROJECT 
Informational Presentation 

Tonia Macneil, Curator, SFAC 

VII. PIER F HUB & THUMB EXPANSION, NORTH TERMINAL 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Phase 3 

(Motion to approve Phase 1 & 2, February 18 1999) 
Geoff Adams, Project Manager, Greg Roja & Associates 
Audrey Wang, Project Manager, SFIA 

VIII. SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL HISTORIC STREET CAR LINE 
F-LINE FISHERMANS WHARF LOOP WHEEL CHAIR RAMP 
PLATFORM PROJECT 

Phase 1 

(Motion to approve Phase 1 & 2 withdrawn by Full Commission and 
returned to the Committee 3/1/99) 

Ernie Evangelista, Senior Project Manager, Muni Railway 
Rogerrio Bittencourt 

IX. Discussion and possible motion to direct staff to articulate the 
Commission's position regarding construction of a MUNI Transit 
Operator's toilet on the Great Highway. 

X. Motion to designate Washington Square as a landmark. 






ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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401 Van Ness Avenue 

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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING^PRIL 19, 1999, 

3:00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Deputy Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND 
POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (;PHASE I DESIGN 
CONCEPT, PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND 
MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 



Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers. 

I. Discussion and motion to approve Mission Bay North 
Streetscape Concept & Signage Master Plan. 

(Informational Presentation 2/18/99) 
Eric Harrison, Project Architect, Catellus 
Amy Coburn, Director of Design. Catellus 

II. ZOO 2000 BOND IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase 1 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, DPW BOA 
Andy Maioney, Project Architect, DPW BOA 



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III. CITY DISTRIBUTION DIVISION SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL 
HAZARD ABATEMENT PROJECT 
Phase 1 

Barry Pearl, City Planner, PUC 
Karen Kubick, Project Manager, PUC 
Andrew Shum, Project Engineer. DPW BOE 
Roger Wong, DPW BOA 
Jorge Gutierrez, DPW BOA 



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IV. MUNICIPAL RAILWAY METRO EAST MAINTENANCE AND 
OPERATIONS FACILITY 

Phase 1 

John Zoranovich, Project Architect, DPW BOA 
Rod Henmi, Michael Willis and Associates 

V. VISITACION VALLEY CHILD CARE FACILITY 
Phase 1 

Marvin Yee, Project Manager, Recreation and Park 
Glenn Hunt, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

VI. NORTH BEACH POOL RENOVATION 
Phase 1 

Robert Nist, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

VII. RANDALL MUSEUM OUTDOOR DECK PLAN 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved on 3/15/99) 

Deborah Learner, Project Manager, Recreation and Park 
Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW BOE 
Kenji Murokami, Project Architect, Murokami and Associates 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer. 
Commissioners absent: Stanlee Gatti 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Performing Arts 

Pus lic Art 

ltural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

treet Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

Zommission Gallery 

01 Van N ess Avenue 

415. S54. 6080 



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Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Susan Gray. 
Staff absent: Richard Newirth 

The meeting was called to order at 3: 15 p.m. 

I. Discussion And Motion To Approve Mission Bay North 

Streetscape Concept & Signage Master Plan. 

Nancy Gonchar stated that the Mission Bay Master Plan was first presented to the 
Committee during an informational presentation in February of this year. She 
explained that Catellus was now requesting final approval for the concept plan. 
She stated the MOU established by the City made the project exempt from the 
standard Phase 1, 2 and 3 review process. 

Eric Harrison, Project Architect, Catellus. introduced the design team to the 
Committee, and explained that Catellus was working in association with the Olin 
Partnership. He explained that they had refined the fundamentals of the Mission 
Bay Master Plan since the February review. He added that these refinements were 
made in association with City representatives from the Arts Commission, the 
Redevelopment Agency, Muni and DPW. Mr. Harrison then asked Susan Weiler, 
Project Landscape Architect, to present the streetscape design concepts to the 
Committee. 




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Ms. Weiler explained that street usage would inform the character of the design 
elements. She stated the design team had carefully studied the nature of each street, 
by examining factors such as traffic volume, traffic types and adjacent land usages, 
in order to recommend the most appropriate types of trees, amenities, paving types, 
lights and street furnishings for each area. Ms. Weiler said that the overall 
streetscape appearance would be determined by programmatic tree planting based 
on each street's north to south, or east to west orientation, with each streets 
individual plant palette influenced by the street set backs, spatial restrictions and 
micro climatic conditions. She said that this approach would create a continuous 
standard throughout the district. Ms. Weiler then proposed specific plant types for 
particular locations. King Street, as a busy main street would feature London Plane 
trees. Berry Street, which has a more residential character, would feature Purple 
Robe Locusts, while Townsend Street would require a lighter, less canopied tree 
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Ms. Weiler assured the Committee that these choices had been made in consultation with 
DPW and with a horticulturist. She then stated that the Third Street's trees were selected 
in association with the Muni Third Street Light Rail team, and that they had agreed to use 
Washington Palms in alternation with a smaller understudy tree. Ms. Weiler then 
described the primary and secondary paving types. A detailed, continuous band of unit 
pavers was recommended for the streets such as King Street, which experienced greater 
volumes of pedestrian traffic. The secondary paving type would be applied to all other 
walkways, including residential streets such as Berry Street, and would consist of a 
continuous band of concrete patterned with pavers. Ms. Weiler said that all the trees and 
street furnishings for both the primary and secondary streets would be restricted to the 
paving zones, and that the fixtures would belong to a single family. 

Angela MacDonald, Project Lighting Consultant, presented the framework for the 
Mission Bay lighting plan. She stated that the plan would establish a hierarchy of lights 
that could respond to pedestrian circulation and the availability of open space. Ms. 
MacDonald suggested an elegant necklace of lights for primary streets such as King 
Street, and explained how clusters of smaller scale fixtures in between the taller Muni 
lights would create the effect. Ms. MacDonald proposed a procession of more subdued 
iuminaires for the secondary streets by using both street and pedestrian scale lighting. 

Ms. Weiler said that she felt confident that the Master Plan depicted imaginative 
concepts, which would create an aesthetically pleasing and practical pedestrian 
environment, as well as a sound relationship between the streets and the surrounding 
open spaces. 

Mr. Harrison concluded Catellus' presentation, by asserting this plan would provide the 
most suitable framework for all the streetscape elements. He said that the next step in the 
project would be for Catellus to determine the particular materials and finishes for each 
fixture, and that a subsequent submittal and review process would follow. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if anyone wished to make any public testimony. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith questioned Catellus' understanding of the China Basin 
area. He stated that while the Committee was unable to make recommendations 
pertaining to the appropriateness of Mission Bay's land use, he wished to stress that 
Catellus' concepts had understated the northern edge of China Basin. He recommended 
that Catellus maximize China Basin's potential as a low wind waterfront pocket. 
Commissioner Freebairn-Smith also urged Catellus to reassess the emphasis that was 
being placed on King Street. He noted that while this street was located in more sheltered 
part of the Bay that may be able to support the growth of the Plane trees, the City had 
little success growing them on Market Street. He stressed that King Street was an 
important point of arrival into the city, and that it was essential that it look as beautiful as 
possible. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith concluded his comments by suggesting that 
Catellus should also explore how the Master Plan could accommodate more communal 
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Mr. Harrison responded by saying that Catellus would address the amenity of the China 
Basin channel as a key element within a separate open space planning submission. He 
explained that the open space recommendations would include planting the Channel's 
banks with salt marsh vegetation, and creating a series of promenades and esplanades that 
would link the Channel with the rest of Mission Bay's open spaces. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked Catellus to describe the quality of the pedestrian 
experience that was being created along the Channel. 

Mr. Harrison replied that as this area was a low-density residential zone the building 
heights and visibility of parking at grade levels were required to be kept to a minimum. 
He said that the inclusion of street level cafes around the stadium would enhance the 
pedestrian experience. He stressed that the whole initiative behind the paving program 
was to encourage pedestrian usage. Mr. Harrison noted that the Caltrans station, as well 
as the additional Muni stops would help promote Mission Bay as a public transit 
orientated community. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if Catellus had included Baytrails in this planning 
process, and also wished to know if the promenade around the stadium would have 
restricted access. 

Mr. Harrison replied that the existing trail around the stadium was private, but that 
Catellus' plans for this area included a public promenade. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there was continuity between the requests made 
for this area by Baytrails and the BCDC review. 

Mr. Harrison replied that there were. 

Commissioner Meyer asked about the nature of the open space south of 5" Street. 

Mr. Harrison explained that this area would be dedicated to an open plaza. 

Commissioner Meyer approved of the paving plan for the primary streets, but was 
concerned that the secondary street paving needed more detail, such as additional 
brickwork. 

Commissioner Rogers thanked Catellus for the design booklet that was submitted to the 
Committee. He said that he endorsed Commissioner Freebairn-Smith's opinion that more 
attention needed to be made towards the appropriateness of the London Plane trees on 
King Street, as the City's previous experience with that species on Market Street had 
been disastrous. He asked if the Black Locus should be considered as an alternative for 
this street. 

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Commissioner Rogers asked if they intended combining the recommended trees with the 
alternatives. 

Ms. Weiler said that they would not. 

Commissioner Rogers asked about the provision of root barriers. 

Ms. Weiler said that the need for these structures would be documented in the final 
specifications. 

Commissioner Rogers commented that the Evergreen Ash was an enormous tree that 
once fully grown would interfere with the adjacent property lines. 

Ms. Weiler said that under the given micro climatic conditions, none of the trees 
recommended would grow to their full capacity. She said that she had checked the 
appropriateness of each species with a horticulturist and with DPW. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if they were still recommending Carob Trees as an 
alternative for 3rd Street. 

Ms. Weiler replied that the Carob Trees had been removed from the proposal. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if Mexican Fan Palms were still under consideration for 4 th 
Street. He commented that these trees should not be approved because they are more 
commonly associated with Southern California. 

Ms. Weiler said that they were no longer included in the proposal and that Holly Oak was 
now under consideration for 4 tn Street 

Commissioner Rogers asked if lights were proposed for the bollards. 

Ms. McDonald said that lights were not included in the bollards, and that the light 
Commissioner Rogers was referring to in the design booklet was actually a smaller scale 
pedestrian light. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith wished to know if Catellus would be required to release 
ownership of this plan to other Mission Bay developers. 

Amy Neches of the Redevelopment Agency said that as each stage that the Master Plan is 
approved, it would become established as the design vocabulary that all Mission Bay 
Developers would be required to use. She said that this vocabulary would create a 
consistent appearance for the district. 

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Ms. Neches said that it would be the responsibility of the Redevelopment Agency. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concerns that the City would not maintain 
these standards. 

Ms. Neches said that the approval processes required for each new project would 
guarantee that the standards were maintained. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stressed that not enough attention was being paid to the 
water's edge, and that this was a missed opportunity. 

Ms. Neches clarified that the approval that Catellus was seeking from this presentation 
was for the streetscape only, and that the open space plan would be reviewed as a 
separate submission. 

Motion to approve Mission Bay North Streetscape Concept & Signage Master Plan. 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. ZOO 2000 BOND IMPROVEMENTS 

Phase 1 

Ms Gonchar introduced the project to the Committee, and stated that the design team was 
seeking design concept approval. 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, DPW BOA, explained that this presentation included 
the first three facilities to be built under the Zoo 2000 Bond Improvements. He then 
introduced John Atkins as the Manager of Planning and Design for the Zoo 2000 Project. 

Mr. Atkins explained that the project was part of a S73,000,000 project entailing new 
above ground facilities and capital improvements to the San Francisco Zoo. He said that 
the Zoo Master Plan was drafted in 1984, and that it had established a hierarchy of 
building styles for each zone within the Zoo. He stated that the facilities detailed in this 
presentation belonged to both the visitor and service zones, and included an Education 
Center, an Animal Resource Center and a warehouse. He then asked Andy Maloney, 
Project Architect, DPW BOA, to describe the educational facility for the children's Zoo. 

Mr. Maloney explained that the education building was located on Sloat Boulevard, off to 
the side of the main entrance, near the main plaza and gift shops. He said that they had 
tried to create a court yard effect outside the front of the building, and that they would 
plant trees to protect the area from the wind. The educational center's structure would 
cover 12,000-sq. ft., and would have an arts and crafts emphasis. He noted that the frame 
would be wooden frame with cedar siding, while the columns would be fabricated from 
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on the other two sides. The roof would feature asphalt shingles, while all the windows 
will be casement. Passive solar solutions would be integrated into the design, including 
dormers and vents that will maximize the amount of natural light and ventilation. Mr. 
Maloney explained that part of the Zoo's Art Enrichment Fund would be used to design 
feature fixtures including door handles and lighting scones that represent animal parts. 

Mr. Atkins explained that the use of natural materials would be emphasized throughout 
the redesign of the Zoo. He stated that the hierarchy of building styles that had been 
established for the Zoo had been borrowed from architectural styles particular to the 
Californian coastline, with a particular style informing each different type of Zoo facility. 
In keeping with this concept, all the visitor's buildings would be treated in the 'lodge' 
style established by Julia Morgan, while the service buildings would be treated less 
formally and would have a more barn like appearance. 

Elizabeth Bumpas, Project Architect, Portico Group, then presented the Animal Resource 
facility. She explained that this building would allow visitors touring the Zoo to view the 
handling of the animals. The building will include some small animal and bird 
enclosures. She said that the design of this area is consistent with the Californian 
aesthetic that has been established for the rest of the Zoo, with the main walls constructed 
from wooden boards and batons. Ms. Bumpas stated that the facility would utilize 
mechanical louvers to maximize natural light and ventilation. 

Mr. Atkins then moved the discussion to the warehouse facility, and asked Mr. Alameida 
to describe the building to the Committee. 

Mr. Alameida stated that the facility would be closed off from the public and would only 
be accessed by Zoo staff. The design would follow the same Californian aesthetic theme, 
but would have a more barn-like appearance. He described the structure as being built 
into a depressed area, and the ground floor of the facility will sit lower than grade, only 
the top two levels will be visible. Mr. Alameida said that the building would serve as a 
storage area and a workshop, as well as providing temporary offices for administrative 
services until the rest of the Zoo's offices are built. He described the upper levels of the 
structure as fabricated from cedar siding, while the service entries would have roll up 
service doors. The accent color for the detailing was proposed as forest green. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if anyone wished to make any public testimony. 

Commissioner Meyer wished to know if the design of the animal enclosures in the 
Animal Resource Center was included in this scope of work. 

Ms. Bumpas replied that they were, and that they would be made from the same materials 
as the rest of the Zoo's enclosures. She said that this would prevent them from appearing 
too prominent. 

Commissioner Meyer asked to see the elevations of the adjacent structures. He said that 
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service building it required more detailed attention. He remarked that the design was top 
stark, and recommended a more interesting treatment for the windows. He considered the 
other facilities to be appropriate in all regards. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith approved of all the elevations and perspectives. He 
commented that although the Zoo was opting for a more traditional Californian 
architectural style, there was no need for the design to be too conservative. He suggested 
that the architects explore more adventurous designs, and warned that there might be 
some disjunction between the more contemporary 'high tech' appearance of the animal 
enclosures, and the rustic appearance of the rest of the facilities. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith said that he understood that the maintenance and safety issues informed 
the choice of materials for the animal enclosures, but thought that coating the mesh 
enclosures would make it appear more integrated. 

Mr. Atkins replied that they could not use a coating on the mesh, as the animals would 
eat it. He added that rust could form under the coating's surface. He said that the mesh 
would be fabricated from aluminum and stainless steel, and that this would gather a 
darker patina as it aged. 

Ms. Bumpas said that the some of the animal enclosures could combine both the barn 
style and the contemporary mesh elements. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there would be wind protection provided for the 
rest and picnic areas. 

Mr. Atkins replied that these provisions would be made in the landscape plan. 

Commissioner Rogers asked to see the landscape plan. 

Ms. Gonchar said that the landscape plan would be brought to the Committee at phase 2. 

Mr. Atkins stated that the landscape plan would propose the continuation of a wetland's 
project, which had been instigated by Baytrails. 

Commissioner Meyer stressed that the design of the base of the warehouse should be 
readdressed before the project could be granted Phase 2 approval. 

Motion To Approve the Zoo 2000 Bond Improvements, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
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III. CITY DISTRIBUTION DIVISION SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL 
HAZARD ABATEMENT PROJECT 
Phase 1 

Ms. Gonchar stated that the project was being reviewed for Phase 1, design concept 
approval. 

Karen Kubick, Project Manager, PUC, introduced the design team and explained that 
Barry Pearl, Planner, PUC, was supervising the project. She explained that this facility 
was located within a light industrial zoning district, in a large operations yard bounded by 
Newcomb, Kirkwood and Rankin Avenues and Quint Streets. She described the facility 
as an enclosure for wood storage and a paint booth. She confirmed that the project had 
already received approval from the planning department. Ms. Kubick then introduced 
Roger Wong, Project Architect, DPW. 

Mr. Wong showed images depicting the warehouses adjacent to the proposed facility. He 
suggested a double pitch roof, not unlike those in the surrounding neighborhood. He 
stated that the variations in pitch were designed to allow natural light to enter in. Mr. 
Wong said that the paint booth would be located under the roofs lower pitch, while the 
wood storage facility would be located under the higher section. The paint booth would 
occupy approximately one third of the 75,000 sq. ft facility, with the wood storage area 
occupying the remainder. Mr. Wong described the exterior as having a dark green metal 
roofing system, with the upper portions of the building rendered in a faux stucco metal 
paneling. The stucco sample shown to the Committee was cream in color. Mr. Wong said 
that the lower part of the building would be fabricated from concrete, and that trucks 
would be able to enter through a service entrance on the eastern side. Both the eastern 
and western elevations would feature 'porthole' vents. 

Ms. Kubick stated that the project had been discussed with Jill Manton. and that Ms. 
Manton had recommended that the Art Enrichment allocation would be better dedicated 
to another Water Department project. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if anyone wished to make any public testimony. 

Commissioner Fteebairn-Smith commented that the facility appeared to be a simple 
service building, with imitation stucco paneling and concrete base. 

Mr. Wong explained that the metal stucco paneling was selected because it was 
inexpensive, as well as being easy to erect and maintain. 

Mr. Pearl explained that the height of the wall surrounding the facility would screen the 
concrete base from the street. 

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Mr. Wong replied that these were the mechanical air vents for the paint booth operations^ 

Commissioner Meyer expressed his concerns that the building would require more 
ventilation. 

Mr. Wong replied that there was additional forced ventilation on the southern side of the 
building. 



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Commissioner Meyer requested to see a cross section of the structure. He commented 
that in his opinion the variations in the pitching would not provide sufficient light into the 
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Ms. Kubick explained that they had tried to minimize this more 'open' section in order to 
prevent theft and vandalism. 

Commissioner Meyer described the building as awkward. He said that in his opinion the 
round vents were too eye like, and that the stucco was definitely inappropriate. He said 
that although it seemed to be a fairly insignificant building, the architects should further 
study the choice of material and the design of the vents. He added that the roofs tiers 
should also receive more study. Commissioner Meyer concluded his comments by saying 
that at this stage the building was unappprovable. 

Commissioner Rogers stated that as only three of the four Commissioners were present, it 
was necessary for all three Commissioners to agree on the issue. He said that the Water 
Department could request a joint Phase 1 and 2 approval for the project at their next 
presentation to the Committee. 

Mr. Pearl asked if the Committee were requesting that the stucco be replaced with more a 
more vertical surface treatment. 

Commissioner Meyer said that the Committee would have to review the alternative 
materials and designs at another presentation. 

Mr. Pearl requested that the project be tabled for presentation at the May review. 



IV. MUNICIPAL RAILWAY METRO EAST MAINTENANCE AND 
OPERATIONS FACILITY 
Phase 1 

Ms. Gonchar stated that the project was being reviewed for Phase 1, design concept 
approval. 

John Fong, Project Manager, Muni, introduced the project to the Committee. He 
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holding yard for vehicles. He indicated that Caesar Chavez, Louisiana, Illinois and 25th 
Streets bounded the site. 

Rod Henmi, Project Architect, Michael Willis and Associates explained that much larger 
buildings surrounded the facility. He showed the Committee a model of the proposed 
facility, which would support the Third Street Light Rail. He said that Muni proposed a 
two-story structure, with mechanical workshops and a paint and body shop on the ground 
floor, with upper level administrative offices. He said that the spatial restrictions were 
tight because the yard must accommodate up to 200 vehicles at a time, and that they had 
maximized the space by pushing the facility over to the edge of Illinois Street. He said 
that the vehicles under repair would be shielded from the view from Portrero Hill. Mr. 
Henmi proceeded to describe the structure of the building, and said that the building's 
mass would have a linear appearance, and that they had attempted to provide a simple 
and elegant structure, highlighted by two skylights that rested above twin entry stairwells. 
Mr. Henmi stated that these entrance statements would be rendered as part of the Art 
Enrichment Program. He said that the artists had proposed a 'blue print' design, with an 
archival Muni blueprint etched onto the two blue glass panels. He said that the building's 
perspective had the advantage of providing workers with Bay views. He said that the 
main building would have a horizontal texture, accentuated by bands of windows, while 
pre-cast concrete would be used for the base structure. Mr. Henmi described the 
landscaping for the yard, and said that colored concrete bands and bars were designed to 
navigate vehicles around the facility, while a small cluster of trees would be planted on 
the 25 ch Street side of the yard. Mr. Henmi stated that the fencing would include a metal 
picket fence with climbing vines, and that some paving improvements would be made on 
the 25"' Street side. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if anyone wished to make any public testimony. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commented that so long as there was pressure to 
maximize land use for housing in this area, there was pressure to improve the appearance 
and spatial economy of all the adjacent industrial zones. He commended Muni for their 
efforts to provide employees with Bay views, and said that the facility contributed to an 
extensive range of improvements to this zone. He asked if Muni had discussed the project 
with Baytrails, and asked if there were plans to extend the Baytrail through to Illinois 
Street. 

Mr. Henmi said that while Muni welcomed the idea of improvements to Illinois Street 
there was no room in the project budget to make these additional provisions. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith urged the design team to make every effort to extend 
scope of the project to the paving on Illinois Street. He stressed that they should not resist 
this opportunity to beautify this stretch of the City, as an extension of the Baytrail. 

Mr. Henmi appreciated the importance of connecting this area to the Bay. and said that in 
this current budget there was only money to provide a bike lane on 25th Street. 



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John Zoranovitch, Project Architect, DPW BOA, stated that these decisions were 
primarily budget issues. He said that any changes to the scope of work had to be raised 
with the Transportation Authority. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that the City should be willing to accommodate 
more allocations towards pedestrian transit. 

Mr. Henmi said that there was space for additional pedestrian access within the existing 
spatial plan, but not within the parameters of the budget. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the design team would be willing to devise a 
concept plan for the paving of Illinois Street that could then be handed over for 
implementation by another City department. He suggested that BCDC might be able to 
advocate for the allocation of the bond money. 

Mr. Zoranovitch stressed that there were tremendous budget restrictions on the project. 
He stated that any budget cut backs or reallocation of funds would drastically affect the 
standard of the facility that they were attempting to provide. 

Mr. Henmi stated that the local neighborhood was happy with both the land use and 
Muni's efforts to improve the industrial space. 

Commissioner Meyer was impressed with the design. 

Commissioner Rogers questioned the appropriateness of the concrete paving of the 
vehicle yard. 

Mr. Henmi responded by stating that the concrete would be easy to clean, and that the 
colored concrete bands would indicate transit paths. 

Commissioner Rogers asked the architects to explain the 'meet and greet' station. 

Mr. Henmi said that it would allow vehicles to be orientated towards the appropriate 
service bay, without having to stop at the gates and queue out onto the road. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if trees were planned for Caesar Chavez and Illinois 
Streets. 

Mr. Henmi said that these street improvements were outside of the project's scope of 
work. He stated that the sidewalk on Cesar Chavez was presently too narrow to 
accommodate trees, which is why they had chosen to screen the yard's fence with 
climbing vines. 

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Mr. Henmi said that the design had dedicated the balconies and the spaces above the 
stairwells to the employees. He said they would have preferred to accommodate more 
external green spaces, but that they could not be included because of the budget and 
spatial restrictions. 

Motion to approve the Municipal Railway Metro East Maintenance And Operations 
Facility, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote:Unanimous 

V. VISITACION VALLEY CHILD CARE FACILITY 
Phase 1 

Ms. Gonchar stated that the project was being reviewed for Phase 1, design concept 
approval. 

Marvin Yee, Project Manager, Recreation and Park, introduced the project to the 
Committee. He stated that Recreation and Park was working on this project in 
association with the Mayor's Office of Housing, in order to develop a temporary 
community childcare facility on this site. He explained that an existing childcare 
facility would be relocated to the site, and that the child care provider would be granted 
a 9 year lease. He explained that the facility would accommodate up to 40 children, and 
would include 1400 sq. ft of indoor space, and 1600 sq. ft of outdoor space. Mr. Yee 
also said that Recreation and Park were processing approvals regarding this use of 
environmental space. 

Glenn Hunt, Project Architect, DPW BOA, described the proposed site as the block 
bounded by Tucker Avenue. Campbell Avenue and Rutland Street, and said that the site 
is part of a chain of pocket parks. He explained that modular units had been selected 
because they were temporary, inexpensive and easily constructed. He stated that they 
would be positioned in a way that will limit the amount of cut and fill required to fit 
into the slope, and that the units' orientation would also maximize the sun. Mr. Hunt 
then described the unit's design as unobtrusive, as they would draw upon the local 
architecture in order to blend in with the adjacent buildings. The stmctures would have 
a low profile, with pale colored stucco walls and red roofs, and a planting program that 
would provide a buffer from the street. All the existing trees will be incorporated into 
the design. Ample parking and a drop off zone were available on the street. Mr. Hunt 
stated that the community supported the idea of modular units, as they minimized the 
hardscape while maximizing the programmability of the site. 

The Committee briefly discussed the project, and said that the architects were required 
to submit more exact information, including scale drawings and ADA accessibility 
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Commissioner Rogers said that Mr. Yee could request a joint Phase 1 and 2 approval 
for the project's next presentation to the Committee. 



VI. NORTH BEACH POOL RENOVATION 

Phase 1 

Ms. Gonchar stated that the project was being reviewed for Phase 1, design concept 
approval. 

Robert Nist, Project Architect, DPW BOA, introduced the project to the Committee and 
said that the majority of the project involved considerable modifications to the interior 
of the facility, as a large section of the pool was sinking. In regards to the exterior, he 
stated that the community would like to maintain the existing mural. Mr. Nist noted 
that the Art Enrichment allocation would be used to fund an additional tile mural for the 
entrance, and that the entrance doorway also required considerable remodeling in order 
to meet ADA compliance. Mr. Nist added that the pool's exterior needed to be 
repainted. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the stucco on the exterior would be maintained. 

Mr. Nist said that it would be maintained, and that they had yet to select a color for this 
surface. He explained that the redevelopment of the ball court at the back of the pool 
was still under consideration, and that although the court is presently unused, the City 
could expect it to be used once the pool's renovations were complete. 

Commissioner Meyer asked about the exact location of the facility. 

Mr. Nist replied that it was sited between Mason and Columbus Streets. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith recommended that they review the conceptual 
framework for the project. He recommended additional attention be paid to the entrance 
of the facility, as it should promote a more friendly appearance to the public. 
Commissioner Freebairn-Smith also stated that the foyer needed to be more 
accommodating, and stressed that it would be a challenge to the artist to solve a 
problem that was a fundamental design flaw. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if an awning for the front entrance could be considered. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if it would be possible to create some extra space 
in order to accommodate a more substantial foyer for the entrance, as the pool needed 
to increase its visibility. He commented that the exterior surface to the pool received 
considerable abuse, and recommended a more suitable sports surface. 

Mr. Nist responded to these comments by stating that they would be lucky if there was 
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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that it might be possible to raise funds for the 
project through the Telegraph Hill Dwellers or the North Beach Residents Association. 

Commissioner Meyer said that they would need to see more detailed drawings, 
indicating the choice of materials, and the landscaping on the western elevation. 

Commissioner Rogers requested to see more detailed information regarding the design 
of the entrance. 

Motion to Approve North Beach Pool Renovation, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote Unanimous 

VII. RANDALL MUSEUM OUTDOOR DECK PLAN 

Phase 2 

Ms. Gonchar explained that Phase 1 was approved on 3/15/99, and that the design team 
was seeking developed design approval. 

Kenji Murokami, Project Architect, Murokami and Associates, described the design to 
the Committee, and explained that this revised design addressed the issues that the 
Committee had raised at the last presentation. Mr. Murokami explained that the original 
site plans included planting at the base of the deck, and said that this detail was not 
fully depicted in the elevations that were presented at the last meeting. He stated that 
the planting program and irrigation information would be presented by Martha Ketterer 
at the Phase 3 presentation. Mr. Murokami said that the ADA handrail issue had been 
difficult to resolve, as the mesh fencing was inexpensive, transparent, maintainable, and 
difficult to climb. He said that the other design choices included picket fencing or 
smaller mesh, however he was trying to create as little distinction between the handrail 
for the ramp and the deck. He described the deck materials as metal, wood and concrete 
with limestone paving, and said that the fencing would be painted metal mesh, with a 
wooden cap along the top rail. 

Commissioner Rogers asked how the railing with the wire mesh paneling and wooden 
handrail would continue down the ramp. 

Mr. Murokami replied that the railing would slope down from each post. 

Commissioner Rogers then asked how they intended to lay the paving. 

Mr. Murokami replied that the concrete would be laid over a base support, and that 
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Commissioner Rogers commended the choice of materials, and said that the ramp 
would appear as a natural hill. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that he still had reservations about the ramp, as it 
complicated the foreground of the view out from the building. 

Ms. Kettterer said that the deck had been designed to accommodate multiple functions, 
and that that the deck was an improvement to the existing asphalt in front of the 
building. She stressed that the deck was designed with a strong relationship to the hill. 

Mr. Murokami said that he was confident that the deck was an asset to the facility, and 
that it was a place where the public could enjoy the view. 

Motion to approve Randall Museum Outdoor Deck Plan, Phase 2. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, PTC Muni 
Rogerrio Bittencourt, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

Vn, FILLMORE STREET SCAPE 
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Chuck Leoni, Project Architect, Michael Willis and Associates 

VIII. Motion to support efforts to establish a Memorial Bench in Precita 
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John Ricker, Peaceful Streets 

Gary Richmond, Precita Valley Neighbors 

Sean Sweeney, District Supervisor, Department of Park and Recreation 

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Barry Pearl, City Planner, PUC 

Karen Kubick, Project Manager, PUC 

Andrew Shum, Mechanical Engineer, DPW BOE 

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Marvin Yee, Project Manager, Recreation and Park 

Glenn Hunt, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

V. SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION BOLLARD & RAILING DESIGN 
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Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer, 
Commissioners Absent: Stanlee Gatti. 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Susan Gray, Richard Newirth. 

The meeting was called to order at 3: 15 p.m. 

1. Moccasin Communication & Control Center 

Phase 1 

Michael Pierron, Project Architect, DPW BOA, introduced the Moccasin 
Communication & Control Center to the Committee for Phase 1 approval. He 
explained that the 6000 sq. ft. facility was located at the small town of Moccasin, 
which is positioned in the Sierra foothills. The facility would be part of the Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power Department campus, which also includes a new 
powerhouse, maintenance facilities, and residential cottages. He explained that the 
existing Communication & Control Center had not been designed to accommodate 
the new technology that was required to run the Hetch Hetchy Headquarters. The 
new facility would provide essential 24-hour technical support for Moccasin's new 
powerhouse and will contain Hetch Hetchy's critical communications and 
computer systems. The facility would be built on a grassy slope, parallel to a hill. 
The single story building would have a contemporary design, and would be 
rendered from sturdy durable materials, as the facility must be able to maintain all 
operations in the event of an emergency. Mr. Pierron noted that the observation 
deck in the front entry of the facility would allow the dispatch control room 
operators to monitor the surrounding campus 24-hours a day. The computer room 
will be located in the middle of the facility, and would have a flat roof in order to 
accommodate the antennas. The roof sloped over the main entry at the front and 
rear deck, while the east and west elevations would appear identical. Mr. Pierron 
explained that the surrounding facilities were wooden structures with metal roofs, 
while the surrounding cottages were constructed from stucco and clay tiles. The 
majority of the facility was designed to blend in with these surroundings, and 
would be rendered in CMU block and large glazed curtain walls, while the rear 
rooms would be used for storage and did not require windows. The gable paneling 
and railings would be metal. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if they intended to stucco or paint the CMU paneling. 

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Mr. Pierron said that they would be integrating a color pigment into the CMU, but added 
that they were yet to select a color. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if it ever snowed in Moccasin. 

Mr. Pierron replied that Moccasin's weather was generally quite warm and that it rarely 
snowed, and that it was anticipated that the CMU would reduce the building's thermal 
mass. He then briefly described the landscape plan, and said that the rear of the area 
would be fenced off by a high retaining wall, and that the landscaping elements would be 
used to develop an entry statement at the front of the facility. Mr. Pierron also noted that 
the Art Enrichment component was still under discussion with Jill Manton, and that the 
artwork would be part of the Phase Two proposal. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commended the architects for presenting such a lucid 
design. He expressed concerns that the parking lots at the side of the facility would create 
thermal storage banks. He urged Mr. Pierron to consider moderating the temperature by 
maximizing the landscaping elements around this parking area. 

Mr. Pierron replied that they had to leave some large open spaces in the parking lot so 
that trucks could turn around. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that plants could be used to heavily shade the car 
park. He encouraged Mr. Pierron to investigate how groundwater could cool the area 
during the summer, and then conserved as hot water for the winter. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith commented that the actual building appeared to provide adequate 
mitigation for the summer temperatures, and that the project was generally moving in the 
right direction. 

Commissioner Rogers also warned that the metal roof and the asphalt parking area would 
contribute to the heat. He agreed that natural shade was lacking in the overall design, and 
encouraged Mr. Pierron to add more foliage to the landscaping plan. He commented that 
the railing required further study and needed to be simplified, and suggested a post and 
cable railing. Commissioner Rogers noted that the windows at the front of the facility 
were a very effective design solution. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed that the roof required more natural shading, and suggested a 
light colored roof to minimize the heat. He asked about the width of the roof over hang. 

Mr. Pierron said that it was 3ft wide all around the building. 

Commissioner Rogers stressed that the main terrace and entry on the south side would 
attract a tremendous amount of heat, and urged Mr. Pierron to address this issue with a 
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The Commissioners requested to see revisions to the railing design in the final 
presentation. 

Motion to approve the Moccasin Communication & Control Center, Phase 1 . 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Historic Street Car Line Project 
Modifying MMX Stops For Future Service 
Phase 1 & 2 

Nancy Gonchar introduced the project to the Committee, and reviewed the concerns that 
were expressed by the Committee during the May Civic Design meeting. She stated that 
the issues the Committee had asked Muni to address included investigating adjustments 
to the existing platforms. The Commissioners had also noted that if this should not prove 
to be a feasible solution, then Muni was required to explore a less imposing and more 
transparent design for the new platforms. 

Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, Muni, summarized the points he had made during his 
last presentation to the Committee. He explained that Muni is planning to have historic 
streetcar service to the South Beach area for ceremonial purposes. Mr. Chee stated that 
the existing four Muni stops with center high-level platforms are designed for Muni 
Metro streetcar service and are not compatible with the historic streetcars. Muni needs to 
provide wayside stops for the historic streetcars and that each stop must be compliant 
with ADA regulations. He added that Muni hopes to finish construction before the new 
Pac Bell Park opens in April. Mr. Chee asked the Committee to approve the project, so 
that the construction could move ahead in a timely manner. Mr. Chee identified the 
proposed locations, and said that Muni is proposing to use identical construction 
materials that were used on the MMX high-level platforms. Mr. Chee then introduced 
Mr. Vincent Behan, from the Municipal Railway Accessibility Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Behan said that it was essential that Muni provide completely ADA accessible 
service, and was concerned that the Commissioners had suggested limiting the number of 
ADA stops along the F-Line. He agreed that modifying existing Muni platforms with 
ADA lifts had proven ineffective. He also stressed to the Commissioners that infrequent 
stops would place the disabled passengers at a certain disadvantage, as they would not 
have immediate access to their destination. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith noted that the existing Muni service along the waterfront 
was ADA compliant. 

Mr. Chee agreed but he said that the existing stops were designed for Muni Metro 
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Mr. Pierron said that they would be integrating a color pigment into the CMU, but added 
that they were yet to select a color. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if it ever snowed in Moccasin. 

Mr. Pierron replied that Moccasin's weather was generally quite warm and that it rarely 
snowed, and that it was anticipated that the CMU would reduce the building's thermal 
mass. He then briefly described the landscape plan, and said that the rear of the area 
would be fenced off by a high retaining wall, and that the landscaping elements would be 
used to develop an entry statement at the front of the facility. Mr. Pierron also noted that 
the Art Enrichment component was still under discussion with Jill Manton, and that the 
artwork would be part of the Phase Two proposal. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commended the architects for presenting such a lucid 
design. He expressed concerns that the parking lots at the side of the facility would create 
thermal storage banks. He urged Mr. Pierron to consider moderating the temperature by 
maximizing the landscaping elements around this parking area. 

Mr. Pierron replied that they had to leave some large open spaces in the parking lot so 
that trucks could turn around. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that plants could be used to heavily shade the car 
park. He encouraged Mr. Pierron to investigate how groundwater could cool the area 
during the summer, and then conserved as hot water for the winter. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith commented that the actual building appeared to provide adequate 
mitigation for the summer temperatures, and that the project was generally moving in the 
right direction. 

Commissioner Rogers also warned that the metal roof and the asphalt parking area would 
contribute to the heat. He agreed that natural shade was lacking in the overall design, and 
encouraged Mr. Pierron to add more foliage to the landscaping plan. He commented that 
the railing required further study and needed to be simplified, and suggested a post and 
cable railing. Commissioner Rogers noted that the windows at the front of the facility 
were a very effective design solution. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed that the roof required more natural shading, and suggested a 
light colored roof to minimize the heat. He asked about the width of the roof over hang. 

Mr. Pierron said that it was 3ft wide all around the building. 

Commissioner Rogers stressed that the main terrace and entry on the south side would 
attract a tremendous amount of heat, and urged Mr. Pierron to address this issue with a 
substantial planting program. 



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The Commissioners requested to see revisions to the railing design in the final 
presentation. 

Motion to approve the Moccasin Communication & Control Center, Phase 1 . 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Historic Street Car Line Project 
Modifying MMX Stops For Future Service 
Phase 1 & 2 

Nancy Gonchar introduced the project to the Committee, and reviewed the concerns that 
were expressed by the Committee during the May Civic Design meeting. She stated that 
the issues the Committee had asked Muni to address included investigating adjustments 
to the existing platforms. The Commissioners had also noted that if this should not prove 
to be a feasible solution, then Muni was required to explore a less imposing and more 
transparent design for the new platforms. 

Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, Muni, summarized the points he had made during his 
last presentation to the Committee. He explained that Muni is planning to have historic 
streetcar service to the South Beach area for ceremonial purposes. Mr. Chee stated that 
the existing four Muni stops with center high-level platforms are designed for Muni 
Metro streetcar service and are not compatible with the historic streetcars. Muni needs to 
provide wayside stops for the historic streetcars and that each stop must be compliant 
with ADA regulations. He added that Muni hopes to finish construction before the new 
Pac Bell Park opens in April. Mr. Chee asked the Committee to approve the project, so 
that the construction could move ahead in a timely manner. Mr. Chee identified the 
proposed locations, and said that Muni is proposing to use identical construction 
materials that were used on the MMX high-level platforms. Mr. Chee then introduced 
Mr. Vincent Behan, from the Municipal Railway Accessibility Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Behan said that it was essential that Muni provide completely ADA accessible 
service, and was concerned that the Commissioners had suggested limiting the number of 
ADA stops along the F-Line. He agreed that modifying existing Muni platforms with 
ADA lifts had proven ineffective. He also stressed to the Commissioners that infrequent 
stops would place the disabled passengers at a certain disadvantage, as they would not 
have immediate access to their destination. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith noted that the existing Muni service along the waterfront 
was ADA compliant. 

Mr. Chee agreed but he said that the existing stops were designed for Muni Metro 
streetcars. He again stated that it was impractical to use the existing high-level platforms 



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for the historic streetcars, which is why Muni had proposed these modifications to the 
existing MMX stops. 

Commissioner Freebaira-Smith asked if ticketing machines were proposed for the new 
platforms. 

Mr. Chee replied that Muni is not considering proof of payment for the historic streetcar 
line. Thus, ticketing vending machines are not part of the project. 

Mr. Chee then asked Dan Hodapp, Planning and Urban Design, Port of San Francisco, to 
explain how Muni's proposal addressed the design criteria that had been established by 
the Port. 

Mr. Hodapp presented the Port's Walkway Design Guidelines to the Committee. He said 
that these criteria were used to evaluate Muni's design, and included criteria such as 
functionality, character compatibility, environmental conditions, and maintainability. Mr. 
Hodapp stated that Muni had proposed a simple platform design, which would not detract 
from the waterfront's view. He stressed that the Port did not consider glass to be an 
appropriate material. He concluded his comments by stating that the design met with Port 
approval. 

Mr. Chee presented some material samples and stated that materials were identical to 
those of the existing platforms. 

Commissioner Rogers commented that there were no design changes since the last 
presentation, and that Muni had not addressed the issues at hand and had simply 
presented the same design. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith agreed with Commissioner Rogers' comments, and said 
that the proposal clearly violated the quality of the water's edge. He remarked that there 
were huge discrepancies with the original concept plan for the South Embarcadero. He 
stressed that the City had spent 20 years planning this extension to the waterfront, and 
that Muni's proposal was an unacceptable solution to the problem at hand. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith said that the Arts Commission was in full support of providing an ADA 
compliant service. He recommended that Muni return to the drafting board in order to 
find a way to avoid creating unnecessary visual clutter along the water's edge. 

Mr. Michael Kwok, representative of the Mayor's Disability Advisory Council stated that 
it was evident that the platform lifts along Market Street were non-functional. He stressed 
that as long as Muni were obliged to provide an ADA compliant service, the disabled 
community were prepared to compromise on accessibility issues, and were more than 
happy to wait for Muni to spend more time at the drawing board, effectively resolving the 
project's design issues. 

Mr. Chee explained that Muni would have to relocate 4 palm and 18 London Plane trees 
to accommodate construction of the stops for the historic streetcars. Mr. Chee said that 



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DPW would be holding a public hearing for their removal on July 14, 1999. Mr. Chee 
added that the Commissioner's suggestion of having transparent paneling instead of 
railings was something that Muni could not afford to maintain. He also stated that 
transparent panels would not be as safe as the steel railings. 

Commissioner Meyer asked to see pictures of the existing railing design. He recognized 
the importance of the F-Line project, but said the trees could not be sacrificed for a forest 
of railing. He stressed that the Committee had legitimate issue with Muni's presentation. 
He recommended that the second set of railing should be completely different, as this 
would reinforce that the F-Line was a different type of transport service. He said that a 
more transparent design would be more in keeping with the Port's design criteria. 
Commissioner Rogers stated that cable could be a more appropriate alternative to glass 
paneling. 

Mr. Chee said that the design had already undergone considerable study. 

Commissioner Meyer said that there was no evidence of further study, let alone any 
serious design alternatives. 

Mr. Chee said that they had explored other materials such as aluminum, but that they had 
felt that this would be too discordant with the other platform design. 

Commissioner Meyer said that he was acutely aware of the safety issues that Muni was 
attempting to address, but it is the Committee's role to seriously consider the project's 
visual design issues. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith referred to Commissioner Gatti's comments from the 
previous meeting, and said that the additional platforms would compromise the 
waterfront aesthetically. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith noted that Commissioner Gatti 
had also stressed that the City should avoid building these additional platforms unless it 
was absolutely necessary. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith also agreed that it was evident 
that Muni had failed to rigorously explore a design alternative. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if Muni had seriously considered Commissioner 
Gatti's comments, in terms of the City's need to sacrifice the view of the waterfront in 
order to supply the service. 

Commissioner Rogers agreed with Mr. Chee that the F-Line project was a valuable 
enterprise, but noted that the Committee could not possibly approve a design that was 
fundamentally flawed. He said that should the Civic Design Review Committee 
disapprove the project, Muni could bring the project to the Full Commission, but strongly 
advised Mr. Chee from doing; so. 



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Commissioner Meyer said that the Committee would have to see Muni's exploration of 
the design alternatives. He said that if Muni had to move the trees, then they should 
relocate the trees to another site along the waterfront. Commissioner Meyer then 
remarked that Muni had not provided a responsible investigation of the design 
alternatives. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed his concerns that the trees had been carefully planted in 
a particular rhythm, and that to relocate them would create discord within the overall 
pattern presented in the master plan. 

Mr. Chee replied that regardless of the design options, a number of trees would have to 
be relocated in order to provide necessary stops for historic streetcar service to the South 
Beach area. 

Jill Manton commented that Muni had not explored the option of modifying the existing 
platforms so that the disabled passengers boarded at platform level, and the able bodied 
passengers boarded closer to pavement level. 

Mr. Chee said that this still did not solve the problem of the historic streetcar's doors, 
which open on one side only. 

Commissioner Rogers concluded the Committee's comments by urging Muni to further 
investigate possible design modifications to the platforms, apart from the introduction of 
platform lifts. He also said that failing this alternative Muni still needed to resolve the 
issue of the railing and tree removal. 

III. VISITACION VALLEY CHILD CARE FACILITY 
Phase 3 

Marvin Yee, Project Manager, Recreation and Park presented the project for final design 
approval. He introduced Glenn Hunt, Project Architect, DPW BOA, who reviewed the 
key elements of the design to the Committee. 

Mr. Hunt stated that the only principal changes to the design plan included simplifying 
the grade and creating a more extensive planting program. He stated that this was done in 
order to make the facility more attractive and accessible. 

Commissioner Meyer commended the architects for providing such an attractive and user 
friendly design. 

Motion to approve the Visitacion Valley Child Care Facility, Phase 3. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 






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(Phase 1 & 2 reviewed 7 /21/99) 
Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, Muni 
Rogerio Bittencourt, BOA DPW 

II. MUNICIPAL RAILWAY PROJECT M305 

3 rd STREET LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT 
PHASE 2 

(Phase 1 signage and street lighting elements approved 5/10/ 99) 
(Phase 1 excluding signage and street lighting elements approved 1/25/99) 
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Eric Harrison, Vice President, Catellus 

Amy Coburn, Director of Design, Catellus 

Marta Fry, Marta Fry Landscape Architects 

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^Special Monthly Meeting, July 19, 1999 

3:00 P.M. 

Mission Bay Display Room 

Catellus Development Corporation 

255 Channel Street 

San Francisco, CA, 94107 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, William Meyer, Stanlee Gatti, Rod 
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Staff present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Susan Gray 

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 

I. Municipal Railway Project M305 

3 rd Street Light Rail Transit Project 
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Lighting elements, Phase 1 & 2 



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Dennis Tsai, Project Manager, Muni, introduced Phase 2 of the project, and 
explained that the designs were the result of 4 months work, which Muni had 
developed in association with Catellus. 

Barbara Maloney, Urban Design Planning, continued the presentation and stated 
that significant refinements had been made to the lighting program and the color 
palette. She briefly described the two standard platform types, which 
accommodates both side and center loading. The center platforms will be 15-ft. 
wide, while the side platforms will be either 10-ft. or 7-ft. wide. All platforms will 
have saw-tooth profile canopies. 

Tobi Levy, Project Architect, Levy Design Partners, described the platform 
furnishings. The seating will be of a similar style and placement as those on the 
Embarcadero. Signage will be incorporated into the windscreens. Platform paving 
will include light gray concrete with "Lake Superior" green granite inlays that 
suggest saw-tooth shadows. Each platform will feature a marquee, which will 
have some form of kinetic embellishment. The marquees will be positioned off 
center while also providing structural support to the canopy. 

Michael Smiley, Urban Design Planning, briefly explained the lighting program, 
and noted that the Committee had expressed concerns that the concept design 
appeared generic. Muni had since returned to their original drawings, which 
contained more contemporary ideas. The tear drop luminaires will use refractors 
that provide both down and up lighting, while the light poles include custom made 
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Mr. Smiley, then described the planting program, and proposed Tristania Conferta as the 
corridor wide tree, as it accounts for 30% of the corridor's existing trees. The town 
centers of Bayview, Visitation Valley and Mission Bay North will have their own 
"identity" tree instead of the Tristania Conferta. Bayview and Visitation Valley medians 
will be planted with Washingtonians. All the medians will be planted with colored 
grasses that reinforce the track-way pattern. Any existing trees not included in the 
planting proposal will be relocated. Bayview' s Afrocentric heritage will be reflected in 
paving designs, medallions and mosaics, while the area's corner bulbs will be designed as 
outdoor 'living rooms'. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith arrived at 3:20 p.m. 

Mr. Smiley described the color palette, and stated that the apple green signage had helped 
shape each zone's palette. The track way paving will have a default pattern of alternating 
bands of red and black concrete, running concurrently with the strain pole spacing. 
Track-way speed bumps will be white. Mixed flow areas will be color-coded to clearly 
mark safe and unsafe pedestrian areas. Vehicular areas will be black, with a "sparkly" 
silica carbide finish within the intersections. Light colors will mark the sidewalks, curbs 
and curb ramps. Paving warning bands will be yellow. Traffic and lighting poles will be 
forest green, with apple green accents on the support arcs. Platform furniture will be 
gray-green. 

Ms. Maloney described the substations servicing the new route. The buildings will be 
modestly constructed from CMU and faux brick paneling, while recessed behind trellises 
and banks of existing trees. These proposed sites included: 



Substation No 1 
Substation No 2 
Substation No 3 
Substation No 4 



Bay Shore at Sunnydale 
Le Conte at Keith 
Phelps at Hudson 
Illinois at Sixteenth 



Ms. Gonchar asked Muni to consider presenting the substations under separate review. 

Sue Olive, Project Manager, Muni, said that they were approved in the concept plan. 

Muni concluded their presentation, and there was no public testimony. 

Commissioner Gatti approved the colors, but said that he would prefer to see black 
granite. 

Ms. Levi replied that black could not provide the necessary 60% visual contrast. She 
noted that they had also considered a dark gray, but it had appeared to muddy in the mock 
up. 

Commissioner Meyer particularly liked the simulated saw tooth 'shadows', but felt that 
the marquees should be free from the canopies. He questioned the Afro-centric theming. 



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Mr. Smiley said that the idea was community driven and would appear in Bay view only.. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commended the design, and the designer's ability to 
work with the community. He questioned the promotion of ridership, and about parking 
provisions. He noted that the marquees would help attract more people. He expressed 
concerns about the width of the 7-ft. platforms, and about the maintenance of the pastel 
finishes. He urged Muni to devote the substation areas to open public spaces. 

Commissioner Gatti agreed. 

Mr. Tsai recommended these were the only possible locations, as the substations had to 
be positioned every mile along the route. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stressed that Substation No 4 was on Bay frontage. 

Commissioner Rogers stated that the Committee was struggling with Muni over 
extensions to the F-line. He asked if Muni would extend this service along Third Street. 

Mr. Tsai replied that Muni did not plan to extend the F-Line along Third Street, and 
therefore had not accommodated it in the design. 

The Committee concluded their comments by stating that they were impressed with the 
overall design. They requested more information about their design and location of the 
substations. 

Mr. Tsai said the final engineering report would be the only factor informing the overall 
design, and that the Bureau of Architecture would resolve the substations' design. 

The Commissioners confirmed their support for two deviations from the original concept 
plan: 1. The corridor lighting would follow Third Street to the bridge rather than the 
light-rail 2. The use of metal halide lights throughout the corridor. 

Motion to approve Municipal Railway Project M305 3rd Street Light Rail Transit Project 
Phase 2 and Phase 1 & 2: Street lighting 

Moved: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 



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II. Discussion and Motion to Approve Mission Bay North Streetscape Master 
Design Detail Plan 

Eric Harrison, Vice President, Catellus, introduced the master plan to the Committee, and 
explained that, the master plan defined the elements identified in the concept plan. 

Amy Coburn, Director of Design, Catellus, provided a brief overview of the lighting 
program. The lights will be reflective metal halide, which will provide excellent 
coloration. Pedestrian lights will be used to light the tree canopy on King Street. 
Roadway lights will have a minimal slender profile, with delicately sculpted arms. She 
stated that the overall lighting expression was fresh, modern and graceful, but able to 
relate to the existing Muni light fixtures. The poles would be painted deep silver gray 
which would be daytime reflective, while providing a striking profile at night. 

The Committee was invited to view site models and paving samples. 

Marta Fry, Landscape Architect, stated that the family of furnishings also used a 
contemporary language, and would be treated in the same color as the lights. The trash 
receptacle has clamshell design, with top loading for recycling and side loading for 
regular trash. This design meets the City's sanitation requirements. Ms. Fry said that the 
planting plan still included different trees for each street north of Channel, which will 
create a visual identity for each street. King Street will be treated as Mission Bay's 
gateway, and will feature outside paving bands of continuous granite sets, with pre-cast 
concrete sets in the pedestrian thoroughfare. These pre-cast pavers will match the poured 
concrete paving. 

Catellus concluded their presentation, and there was no public testimony. 

Commissioner Gatti was impressed with the color scheme and the light fixtures, with the 
exclusion of the pedestrian light pole. He said that he felt that it seemed incongruous but 
added that he understood their design rational. He particularly liked the trash cans and 
bike racks, but was concerned that they may present maintenance problems. 

Commissioner Gatti left the meeting at 5:00 p.m. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about the trash can's strength. He recommended a 
heavy gauge of metal, as they were frequently hit by street cleaning vehicles. 

Ms. Coburn replied that these issues would be resolved with DPW. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if Catellus would provide separate bike lanes, 
particularly along the water's edge. 



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Mr. Harrison replied that Catellus would continue the Baytrail and that they had worked 
on the other bike routes with the Bicycle Coalition. He added that Fourth Street would be 
user friendly, and that they had included retail areas at grade level. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith congratulated Catellus' effort to create a pedestrian 
friendly environment. He also asked about the control of graphics and advertising. 

Ms. Coburn replied that this fell under the Redevelopment Agency's juristriction. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about the cost of installing and maintaining the 
metal halide lights, when high-pressure sodium was the City's preferred source. 

Angela McDonald, Horton Lees Lighting Design, replied that recent improvements in 
metal halide manufacturing had significantly reduced costs, and that projects like Mission 
Bay and Third Street would gradually shift the City towards metal halide. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about Catellus' plans for the Channel. 

Mr. Harrison replied that the area would not be compromised, and this would be reflected 
in the open space plan. 

Commissioner Meyer said that the secondary street light needed to look more 
contemporary than the Muni light. 

Ms. McDonald replied that the Muni fixtures had a different placement and orientation. 

Commissioner Meyer urged the design team to further study the 20 ft. light's support 
arms. 

Commissioner Rogers applauded the overall design. He approved the lighting program, 
and was impressed at how the color scheme allowed the design elements to recede. 

Ms. Gonchar explained that the MOU between the City and Catellus required the Arts 
Commission to approve the Master Streetscape plan by August 17, 1999. 

Commissioner Meyer stressed his disapproval of the lights. 

The Commissioners discussed approving the design, with the exception of the lights. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that the lights should not come under separate 
review. 

Ms. McDonald asked the Commissioners if they wished to see a less complicated, or 
more elaborate lighting design. She stressed the expense of fabricating custom-made 
parts. She added that they had spent a significant amount of time trying to resolve the 
lighting design, and that they had not aimed to replicate the Muni fixture. 



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Commissioner Meyer stated that he was not trying to impose a more expensive product. . 

Rich Newirth, Director, Cultural Affairs, SFAC, stated that with only three 
Commissioners forming the quorum, approval was unlikely. He explained that the MOU 
granted him the authority to independently poll each of the Commissioners in order to 
obtain a vote, providing that each of the Commissioners present agreed to the poll. 

The Commissioners did not agree to the poll. 

Catellus was asked to represent the designs to the Committee at a special meeting. 

The meeting concluded at 5.30 P.M. 

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(Master Design Detail Plan presented 7/19/99) 

(Strecstscape Concept & Signage Master Plan Approved 4./ 19/99) 

(Informational Presentation 2/18/99) 

Erie Harrison, Vice President, Catellus 

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Detail Plan 

Ms. Gonchar opened the meeting and explained that Catellus had been asked to 
resubmit the lighting program, as Commissioner Meyer did not approve the 
secondary street light. 

Amy Coburn, Director of Design, Catellus, presented the revisions. The 20-ft. 
fixture had a more tapered pole with flatter, straighter support arms, and a 
masthead embellishment. 

Commissioner Gatti liked the new design's simplicity, but preferred the previous 
curves. 

Commissioner Meyer felt that the design was much improved. 

Ms. Coburn asked the Committee if they would like to see the curve restored. 

Commissioner Gatti commented that the current design would benefit from a 
greater curve. 

Commissioner Rogers also preferred the previous design. He was concerned that 
the mast-head embellishments looked ornamental, and that the arms looked like 
oxen yoke. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith also asked about the purpose of the mast 
extension, and agreed that the deeper 'baroque' curves were more appealing. 

Ms. Coburn said that they could easily restore the curve to the flat support arms. 

Commissioner Meyer said that if the lights would not appear near the Muni 
fixtures, then his previous comments were no longer appropriate. 

The Committee briefly discussed the merits of the new design and agreed that the 
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Motion to Approve Mission Bay North Streetscape Master Design Detail Plan. 

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Irving Gonzales, Project Architect, I. A. Gonzales Architects 
David Winslow, Project Architect, I. A. Gonzales Architects 

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Substation No 3 

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Sue Olive, Project Manager, MUNI 

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GOLDEN GATE PARK: STOW LAKE, ARBORETUM & 

PANHANDLE. 

PHASE 1 

Roger Wong, Project Manager DPW BOA 

Victor Talatala, Project Architect DPW BOA 

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Michael Quan, Project Manager, PUC UEB 
Michael Pierron, DPW BOA 

VI. GOLDEN GATE PARK PAVILLION 
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Mike Nicolson, Friends of Recreation & Park 

VII. PRECITA PARK MEMORIAL BENCH 
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(Phase 1 approved 5/17/99) 
John Ricker, Peaceful Streets 

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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
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Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For information 
related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
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USPS MAIL CENTER EXPANSION 
PHASE 3 

(Phase 1 & 2 approved April 20, 1998) 

Stewart Wilson, Project Architect, Fong & Chan Architects 

NEW BALBOA PARK RESTROOM BUILDING 
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Roger Wong, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

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PHASE 1 

Mark Dorian, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

VII. NORTH BEACH POOL 
PHASE 2 & 3 

(Phase 1 approved April 19, 1999) 

Robert Nist, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

Nina Dunbar, Project Manager, Public Art Program, SFAC 

VIII. RECREATION & PARK PUBLIC RESTROOMS 
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GOLDEN GATE PARK: STOW LAKE, ARBORETUM & 

PANHANDLE. 

PHASE 2 

(Phase 1 approved August 16, 1999) 

Roger Wong, Project Manager DPW BOA 

Victor Talatala, Project Architect DPW BOA 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Deputy Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND 
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CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
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Gabriella Judd, Project Manager, SFIA 
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CANOPY DESIGN FOR FERRY BUILDING TRANSIT STOPS 
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Owen Lang, Project Architect, Sasaki Associates Inc. 

Levi Design Partners 

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Michael Quan, Project Manager, PUC UEB 
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(Phase 1 approved April 19, 1999) 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

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I. Union Square Improvement Project 

Phase 1 

Susan Gray, Program Assistant, Civic Design, introduced the project to the 
Committee and summarized the comments made during the project's first Phase 1 
presentation at the September meeting. 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, DPW BOA, presented the project to the 
Committee, and explained that considerable time had been spent revising the 
concept plan at public meetings facilitated by the Union Square Advisory 
Committee and SPUR. 

Michael Fotheringham, Project Architect, explained that the revised plans 
endeavored to respond to the Commissioners concerns by addressing 
accessibility, permeability and landscaping. The openings at the corner entry 
nodes will be increased to 16 ft. A glass elevator would be installed behind the 
stage in order to meet ADA requirements, and to bring equipment into the 
performance area. Handrails would be used on the stairs and overlooks to the 
parking garage ramps. Plant materials would be used wherever possible, with 
additional trees forming a more clustered canopy. 

Mr. Tom Harry, Project Architect, described how the radiating pattern 
strengthened the connection between the pavilions and the corner nodes. The 
pavilion design will appear more expressive structurally and will feature 
stonewall sections and an arched steel plate roof. 

Mr. Fotheringham identified how the square's paving program could be extended 
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He explained that this additional work could not be accommodated within this initial 
phase of Union Square's improvements, but hoped that the local business community 
may see the value in sponsoring additional links to the site. Mr. Fotheringham described 
how the street furnishings program would help animate the central court. The inner and 
outer fields of the central court will be defined by contrasting bands of granite pavers. 
Lighter paving bands will highlight the center and the stage, while a darker contrasting 
pattern of pavers will help direct pedestrian traffic. Each of the stairs leading from Geary 
and Powell will feature bronze plaques inscribed with facts about San Francisco's 
heritage. He added that portals had been incorporated into the stage design in order for it 
to otherwise function as a gateway. Mr. Fotheringham explained that they were still 
exploring ways to move the stage back from the Dewey Monument, and presented a 
diagram explaining the relationship between the seating, the stage and the monument. He 
explained how the water feature at the base of the monument could function as either thin 
jets or fine mist. He noted that the water feature would not conflict with these seating 
arrangements, as it would be turned off during performances and festivals. He reported 
that the Holiday Tree's support structure and the existing Barbary Coast bronze 
medallions would be integrated into the new design. Mr. Fotheringham concluded his 
comments by confirming that the project would not conflict with Muni's underground 
transit plans. 

Jim Chappell, Executive Director, SPUR, said that they had worked closely with the 
design team to ensure that the major design criteria where addressed. 

There was no public testimony. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith thanked the design team for responding to the 
Committee's concerns, and urged the adjacent businesses to seriously consider 
sponsoring the crosswalk extensions. He was pleased that the design team had met with 
Muni, but stressed the need to accommodate Muni's above ground transit program as 
well. He was also concerned about the complexity of the water feature and the efficiency 
of the glass elevator. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stressed that a careful balance 
between planting, seating and pedestrian areas needed to be demonstrated at Phase 2. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed confidence in the project, but shared Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith' s concerns about the water feature. He warned that while misting was 
interesting, it might prove barely visible in this location. He was also concerned that 
misting would soon fall from fashion, and said that in his opinion a fountain might be 
more distinguishable. 

Mr. Fotheringham agreed that a fountain might be more appropriate as it would be 
pleasing to both see and hear. However he was confident that Union Square's climate 
could foster the mist feature, and that alternating mist and water jets could be 
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Commissioner Gatti was comfortable with the design, but agreed that the Phase 2 
approval would be more difficult. He was concerned that there were too many levels, and 
that special attention must be paid to the space between the monument and the stage. 

Motion to Approve Union Square Improvement Project, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Muni Third Street Light Rail: Job No.ll82H 
Substation No 1: Bay Shore at Sunnydale 
Substation No 2: Le Conte at Keith 
Substation No 3: Phelps at Hudson 
Substation No 4: Illinois at Sixteenth 
Phase 2 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee and summarized the comments made 
during the project's Phase 1 approval at the August meeting. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs stated that the total Art Enrichment 
allocation for the Third Street Light Rail was yet to be determined, and that Phase 2 
would be granted under the condition that Muni clarified this issue by the next Full 
Commission meeting on November 1 . 

Dennis Tsai, Senior Project Manager, MUNI, explained that Muni had worked on the 
designs in close association with the community, particularly with the Mission Bay 
Advisory Committee on the design for Substation No 4. He stated that they hoped to have 
the engineering and design detail completed by February 2000. 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect DPW BOA, presented Substations 1 and 2. Both 
the Sunnydale and Le Conte and Keith facilities will be constructed from prefabricated 
dark gray green steel paneling. Substation 1 will be located between two existing groves 
of trees and some additional low level planting. The Sunnydale facility will also be 
surrounded by security fencing. The Le Conte and Keith facility will be landscaped with 
poplars and additional low level planting. 

Jorge Alfaro, Architect DPW BOA, presented Substation 3: Phelps at Hudson. The colors 
and materials were selected in order to integrate the facility into the existing Southeast 
Water Treatment Facility, with brick veneer and white cement plaster covering the bulk 
of the building. The metal doors and frames will be painted gunmetal gray, while the 
fence and railing will be brown. 

Tobi Levy, Levy Design Partners, presented Substation No 4: Illinois at Sixteenth. She 
explained that corrugated metal panels will cover the facility and the information bays. 
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Commissioner Rogers was happy with the designs and was particularly impressed with 
color choices for Substation No 3. He asked if adequate irrigation would be included in 
each of the sites. 

Ms. Ketterer replied that it would. 

Commissioner Freebairn Smith stated that plant screening was an important part of each 
of the designs, and congratulated Levy Design Partners for their efforts to promote 
community activity. 

Motion to approve Muni Third Street Light Rail: Job No.l 182H 

Substation No 1: Bay Shore at Sunnydale; Substation No 2: Le Conte at Keith; Substation 

No 3: Phelps at Hudson; Substation No 4: Illinois at Sixteenth, Phase 2. 

Moved: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. SFIA Police Training Facility: Contract # 5604 
Phase 1 

Gabriella Judd, Project Manager, SFIA, presented the project to the Committee for Phase 
1 review. The facility will be located on a small peninsula that is reached via the North 
Access Road. The highly specialized shooting range would provide a communal training 
facility for the San Mateo, San Francisco, and SFIA police departments. She explained 
that the main issue impacting the design involved existing contaminated landfill, and that 
BCDC required the facility to be set 100 ft back from the shoreline. Ms. Judd reported 
that the construction budget for the 10, 000 sq. ft building was 3 million dollars. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if the Committee had previously reviewed this project. 

Ms. Judd replied that another design had been submitted 4 years previously, but that it 
had proven inappropriate and too expensive, and was never constructed. She stated that 
the current building design was more compact and more efficient. 

Esther Foss, Project Architect, Arthur Tan & Associates, explained that the building 
would be located close to the road, in order to avoid exposure to contaminated fill. The 
rifle range and 61-space car park will cover the contaminated areas. The main building 
includes administrative spaces, weapons facilities, training rooms and an elevated control 
tower. The walls will be constructed from brick red CMU for bullet and sound protection. 
An additional four-story steel frame sniper tower will be located on the eastern side of the 
facility. Because of soil, wind and water conditions, the planting palette will deviate 
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Commissioner Rogers approved of the buildings' constructivist style, and suggested 
including evergreen trees within the planting palette. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if a better grade of fill and soil could be imported. 

Ms. Judd replied that this would be too expensive, especially as the facility was 
considered to be short term. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the design was an intelligent solution to a difficult 
problem, however the Committee would require more information regarding the 
coloration and planting in order to approve Phase 2. 

Motion to approve SFIA Police Training Facility: Contract # 5604, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Canopy Design For Ferry Building Transit Stops 
Informational Presentation 

Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, Muni, presented the project to the Committee. He 
reported that the concept for the two central transit shelters were included in the Mid 
Embarcadero Master Plan, but were an addition to the work that was originally put to bid. 

Boris Dramov, Project Architect, ROMA Design Group, explained that the design was a 
integral part of his original vision for the Ferry Building plaza, but that the funding for 
the shelters had only recently become available. He described the design as a streamlined 
stainless steel airfoil, compatible with the pattern of the plaza's granite paving. 

Commissioner Rogers asked about seating and advertising. 

Mr. Chee replied that there would be no seating, and that a limited amount of detached 
advertising would be installed by Outdoor Systems in exchange for shelter maintenance. 

The Commissioners agreed that the area should be kept free of advertising, regardless of 
maintenance costs, and that the Port should reinforce this restriction. 

Mr. Chee stressed that it was impossible for Muni to absorb the maintenance costs. 

Commissioner Rogers suggested trading the maintenance costs off for additional 
advertising space in other locations. He asked Mr. Dramov to clarify the railing design. 

Mr. Dramov said that the railings were a safety requirement. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith felt that the platform design was far better than the design 
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Mr. Chee replied that this platform design was an integral part of the Mid- Embarcadero 
master plan, while the south Embarcadero F-line extension was an afterthought. 



VI. Canopy Design: North Embarcadero Transit Stops 
Phase 1 

Mr. Chee then presented Phase 1 of the North Embarcadero canopy designs to the 
Committee. He explained that the project entailed the incremental installation of canopies 
atl8 new waterfront platforms, including six stops along the Fisherman's Wharf loop. He 
noted that it was a considerable challenge to design a structure as attractive as the South 
Embarcadero' s canopy. He reported that the design was developed in consultation with 
the Port's Waterfront Advisory Committee, the Fisherman's Wharf community and 
Outdoor Systems. 

Owen Lang, Project Architect, Sasaki Associates, identified a basic design with several 
slight variations. The basic design includes a translucent roof, steel columns and signage. 
The Fisherman's Wharf canopies will have Embarcadero blue ornamental filigree 
columns, with advertising incorporated into each side panels in order to maximize 
pedestrian space. Some of these locations will require chairs and windscreens. The 
platform at Jones and Beach will have a double canopy, as it is a heavily trafficked retail 
area. The rest of the North Embarcadero canopies will painted gray, which will blend in 
with the industrial architecture in that area. Advertising will be separated from the canopy 
structure. 

There was no public testimony. 

Commissioner Gatti recognized the need for the shelters, but was concerned that there 
were too many conflicting styles emerging along the promenade, and said that Muni 
should have implemented a master plan for the entire waterfront. 

Mr. Lang stated that they were aware of the danger of visual clutter. 

Commissioner Rogers said that a plain and simple design would be the most appropriate 
choice. He understood that the proposal used similar materials to the southern canopies, 
but felt that they looked too temporary. He stressed that the Committee had advocated 
against the filigree platform railing design at Fisherman's Wharf, and was sorry to see 
this treatment continuing into the canopies. 

Commissioner Gatti found the basic design quite interesting, but agreed that the 
Fisherman's Wharf filigree was inappropriate. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith agreed that the waterfront deserved greater continuity. He 
asked why the south' s design could not be implemented in the north, and added that a 
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Dan Hodapp, Port Waterfront Advisory Committee, said that they had attempted to 
establish design guidelines that would promote transparency. He noted that the 
Fisherman's Wharf design did not come under Port approval. 

Mr. Lang explained how they had explored other design solutions. He noted that adopting 
the south' s "wave" design was inappropriate, as the northern platforms had different 
spatial restrictions and loading heights to the south. He confirmed that varying the 
North's basic condition was the only way to please the different contexts. 

Motion to approve the Canopy Design: North Embarcadero Transit Stops, Phase 1. 

Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Santa Clara Valley Water District Intertie 
Phase 3 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee and summarized the comments made 
during the project's Phase 1 approval at the September meeting. 

Michael Pierron, Project Architect, DPW BOA, presented the project for Phase 3 
approval and reported that there had been no significant changes to the Phase 2 design. 

Motion to approve Santa Clara Valley Water District Intertie, Phase 3. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. Zoo Bond Improvements: Educational Center 
Phase 2 & 3 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee and summarized the comments made 
during the project's Phase 1 approval at the April meeting. 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, DPW BOA, presented the project to the Committee. He 
reported that the materials palette would include an asphalt roof, blue doors and frames, 
copper guttering and rain-headers, and a natural stone fireplace. 

The Commissioners were impressed with the design. 

Motion to approve The Zoo Bond Improvements: Educational Center, Phase 2 & 3. 

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VIII. City Distribution Division Meter/ Valve Calibration / Test Facility Project 
Phase 2 & 3 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee and summarized the comments made 
during the project's Phase 1 approval at the August meeting. 

Karen Kubick, Project Manager, PUC UEB, asked Victor Talatala, Project Architect, 
DPW BOA, to present the project. 

Mr. Talatala explained that the materials and colors were selected in consideration of the 
adjacent CDD workshop facility. The walls will be CMU, the roof will be green metal, 
and the metal sidings will be gray. Changes to the Phase 1 design included additional roof 
vents and single rollup doors. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about landscaping. 

Ms. Kubick replied that there was none. 

Motion to approve the City Distribution Division Meter/ Valve Calibration / Test Facility 
Project, Phase 2 & 3. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

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Master Design Detail Plan 

Susan Gray, Program Assistant, Civic Design, introduced the project to the 
Committee and explained that the North Master Design Detail Plan was approved 
by the Committee at the July meeting. 

Rich Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, asked Jill Manton, Director, Public Art 
Program, to provide an update on the Art Enrichment issues relative to the project. 

Ms. Manton explained that Arts Commission staff had discussed the placement of 
the Historic and Interpretive Signage Project along King Street with Amy Coburn, 
Director of Design, Catellus, and with Marta Fry, Marta Fry Landscape Architects. 
She reported Catellus had agreed to work with the Arts Commission on the 
necessary modifications to the artwork, and that Catellus would assume 
responsibility for all costs associated to its reinstallation. 

Amy Coburn presented the Master Design Detail Plan for Mission Bay South, and 
stated that the South' s streetscape elements were in keeping with those approved 
for the North. She reported that PUC had approved the use of the metal hallide 
lights, and that Catellus were refining the light and trashcan design in association 
with DPW and DPT. Ms. Coburn noted that the light fixtures had been slightly 
simplified. 

Mr. Newirth acknowledged Commissioner Rogers' efforts to encourage PUC to 
approve the metal hallide lights. 

Motion to approve Mission Bay South Streetscape Master Design Detail Plan. 

Motion: Meyer 



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II. Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division 
Calaveras Pipeline Small Hydro Project 
Phase 1 

Mr. Newirth introduced the project to the Committee and reported that the Arts 
Commission and PUC had agreed to direct the Calaveras Art Enrichment allocation to 
the Moccasin Control Center project. 

Barry Pearl, City Planner, PUC, presented the project to the Committee, and reported 
that a grant would provide the start up funds for the project. The facility will be located 
in Sunol, Alameda County, and involves installing a turbine vault and control building 
between the Calaveras Reservoir and the Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant. The 
turbine vault will be partially buried. The adjacent control building will measure 12' 
wide, 18' long and 12' high, and will be fabricated from architectural grade concrete 
block and red aluminum roofing. The mature trees surrounding the facility will be 
maintained with landscaping added. 

Commissioner Meyer asked about public access. 

Mr. Pearl replied that the perimeter road was accessible, while the road leading directly 
into the facility was not. 

The Commissioners agreed that the color palette needed to be refined for Phase 2. 

Motion to approve the Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division Calaveras Pipeline Small 
Hydro Project, Phase 1. 

Motion: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division 
Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant 
Energy Co-Generation Project 

Phase 1 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee, and reported that the Arts 
Commission and PUC had discussed using the Art Enrichment allocation on site. 

Mr. Pearl stated that the facility would be located on main Access Road, adjacent to the 
control plant's anaerobic digesters. Phelps Street, Evans Avenue, Quint Street, Jerrold 
Ave and the CalTrain right of way bound the block. Public access will be restricted to 
guided tours of the plant. 

Karen Drosda, Project Architect, described how the facility would match the adjacent 
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Mr. Newirth asked if the Art Enrichment allocation would be used directly on the 
building, or if it would be better suited to a more public location on site. 

Mr. Pearl replied that PUC were exploring the possibility of treating the entrance gates 
as an Art Enrichment project, and that this would be discussed further at Phase 2. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith arrived at 3.30 p.m. 

Mr. Newirth asked how the Mayor's interest in relocating this facility would impact the 
project. 

Mr. Pearl replied that PUC were aware that the City had considered alternate locations. 

Motion to approve the Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Division Southeast Water 
Pollution Control Plant Energy Co-Generation Project, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco Zoo West Parking Lot 
Phase 1 

V. San Francisco Zoo Entry Village 
Phase 1 

VI. San Francisco Zoo Panorama Cafe 
Phase 1 

Ms. Gray introduced the projects to the Committee. 

Mr. Newirth expressed concerns that there were unresolved issues surrounding the 
project's Art Enrichment allocation. He reported that the Finance Committee of the 
Board of Supervisor's budget analyst had suggested that the funds would be better 
utilized on other services at the Zoo. Mr. Newirth stated that the Arts Commission and 
the Zoo had originally agreed to an $800, 000 Art Enrichment fund. The Arts 
Commission had consequently developed an artworks program that was approved by the 
Zoo, however it was only recently that questions had been raised about reducing the 
allocation. Mr. Newirth noted that although the Civic Design Committee were willing to 
review the following projects for the Zoo, the items would only be approved by the Arts 
Commission if the Art Enrichment could be settled prior to the Full Commission Meeting 
on December 6. 

John Mann, Deputy Director, San Francisco Zoo, commented that the budget 
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Mr. Newirth replied that it was unfortunate that the Arts Commission was not included in 
these important discussions at the Board. He stressed the Arts Commission needed to 
have the Art Enrichment allocation confirmed, or risk being pulled from December's Full 
Commission consent calendar. 

Don Alameida, Project Manager, DPW BOA, commenced the presentation. He stated 
that the design was in keeping with the Arts and Craft style approved by the Committee 
for the Zoo's Education Center. 

Bill Bringham, Project Architect, Field Paoli Associates, explained that the West Parking 
Lot would be constructed on the site of the old Fleishacker pool. The car park will be 
public transit accessible, and its landscaping elements will include mounds of dune 
grasses and cypress groves. The Entry Village will be located east of the car park, and 
will include a visitor center, gift store, snack bar, restrooms and a water feature. The 
Village's primary materials will feature stone columns and cedar shingles. The Panorama 
Cafe will be the primary focus of Zoo Street, and will be set at the Zoo's highest, most 
central location, in order to provide views and immediate access to the Grand Panorama 
exhibit, Lemur Forest and the Primate Discovery Center. The second floor will house 
terraced banquet rooms. The materials for the cafe include stone columns, aluminum 
curtain walls, lattice trellis, plaster and glass. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith felt that the design of the cafe was skillfully handled, 
however he was concerned about the car park's relationship to the adjacent coastal zone, 
and asked if the car park's perimeter would be easily accessible to joggers and cyclists. 
He also asked if they were exploring an energy conscious design. 

Mr. Alameida replied that they would implement 'green' architecture wherever possible, 
and that they were working closely with PUC and the Department of Energy and Power. 

Commissioner Gatti felt that the elements worked well, and were consistent with the 
design hierarchy established by the Zoo. He noted that as he was on the Board of 
Directors of the Zoological Society, he should not vote on the Zoo's agenda items. 

Commissioner Meyer approved of the general design scheme. He particularly liked the 
Cafe, but strongly objected to its diagonal windows, as he felt they looked too liturgical. 
He also felt the Entry Village was too reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Commissioner Rogers was concerned that the car park had an insufficient tree canopy, 
and said that he would prefer to see more trees breaking up the space. He emphasized the 
need to pay special attention to the car park, as it would greatly impact visitors' first and 
last impressions of the Zoo. 

Mr. Bringham replied that they were at a disadvantage with the car park as there were no 
existing trees on site. He added that they did not want to compromise the amount of 
parking space, and that a more concentrated landscaping feature in the center seemed the 
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Commissioner Gatti felt that the car park's planting proposal would provide a strong 
visual presence. 

Commissioner Rogers asked about the old pool house. 

Mr. Alameida replied that it fell within PUC's jurisdiction, and that it had already been 
demolished. 

Commissioner Rogers asked about the cross bridge over the water feature. 

Mr. Bringham replied that it would connect the Children's Zoo with the African Savana. 

Commissioner Rogers was aware that the bridge would help promote pedestrian 
circulation, but warned that the water features could appear trite and insignificant in 
relation to it. He stressed his disappointment in the carpark, as he felt it could be more 
attractive and pedestrian friendly. He asked if the design could include a remembrance to 
the old pool. 

Mr. Bringham replied that the climatic conditions at this site were particularly aggressive, 
and that it was extremely difficult to establish new trees. He added that they would 
consider incorporating some form of educational interpretive signage that addressed the 
pool's history. 

Commissioner Gatti recused himself on the following three votes: 

Motion to approve the San Francisco Zoo West Parking Lot, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

Motion to approve San Francisco Zoo Entry Village, Phase 1. 

Motion: . Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

Motion to approve San Francisco Zoo Panorama Cafe, Phase 1. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

Mr. Newirth noted that the Muni Third Street Light Rail Substation project that was 
reviewed and approved in October would appear on December's Full Commission 
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VII. Pac Bell Park Safety Railing 
Phase 1 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee, and reported that Muni had agreed to 
redirect the Art Enrichment allocation to the maintenance of another Muni Art 
Enrichment project. 

Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, Muni, presented the project to the Committee, and 
explained that the railings would prevent jaywalking across the Muni right of way on 
King Street. The 400' railing would extend along the lower level of the Muni Metro 
median strips between Second and Third Streets, with transit riders funneled through a 
new mid block cross walk. He presented several railing options, and recommended a 
tubular form with widely spaced rails and rounded corners. The color suggestions 
included Embarcadero gray, Embarcadero blue or plain galvanized metal. 

Peter Strauss, Project Manager, Muni Service Planning Committee, stressed the need to 
install the railings as a safety precaution. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that the Committee was sensitive to Muni's safety 
concerns, but noted that the railings would create a great deal of visual clutter. 

Mr. Chee replied that in order to avoid having to build unnecessary structures, Muni had 
also been working towards finding a way to use the existing high level platforms for 
disabled access to the historic streetcar service. 

Commissioners Meyer and Freebairn-Smith preferred the railing type with finer, more 
frequent divisions, as it appeared more elegant and useful. 

Commissioner Rogers was comfortable with either type. 

Commissioner Gatti disagreed with the safety issue. He felt that the design nominated by 
Commissioners Meyer and Rogers appeared too temporary, and preferred the design that 
was more angular had less frequent spacing. 

Mr. Newirth stated that the Commissioners would have to reach consensus on a railing 
type, and that the majority of the Committee seemed to favor the rounded railing corners. 

Motion to approve Pac Bell Park Safety Railing, Phase 1. 

Motion: Meyer 
Opposed: Gatti 
Vote: Meyer, Freebairn-Smith, Rogers 

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Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee, and explained that the Arts 
Commission and DPW had agreed to use the Art Enrichment allocation on site. 

Jorge Alfaro, Project Architect, DPW BOA, stated that the clubhouse is adjacent to a 
refurbished park, tennis and basketball courts, and the new 911 Emergency 
Communications Center. Laguna, Golden Gate, Turk and Gough Streets bound the block. 
The facility is in a degraded state, and the improvements will make the facility ADA 
accessible, seismically resistant and fully functional for recreational use. The work 
includes creating seating areas facing the playground, formalizing and extending the 
loggia. A central staircase, internally lit bollards and low level planting will define the 
raised entrance podium. The building's basic symmetry will be maintained. Mr. Alfaro 
reported that the ADA issues would be resolved in association with DPW's disability 
coordinator. Seating tiles and colored concrete paving were identified as Art Enrichment 
opportunities. 

Commissioner Rogers liked the elevation changes, but felt that the bollards were 
unnecessary. 

Mr. Alfaro replied that the podium lighting was a safety requirement, however the 
lighting could be diverted from the bollards to ground level. 

Commissioner Rogers warned that recessed fixtures had complicated gaskets that made 
re-lamping difficult. 

Mr. Alfaro suggested smaller above grade lighting fixtures instead of the bollards. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the stairs had railings. 

Mr. Alfaro replied that they would be integrated into the wall. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed that people could fall off the front podium, and emphasized 
the need for the planting and lighting to define the podium's edge. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith urged DPW to explore alternatives to the chain link fence 
at the rear of the eastern elevation. 

Motion to approve the Margaret Hay ward Clubhouse and Park Project Phase 1, with the 
contingency that the front podium is further studied. 

Motion: Rogers 

Vote: Unanimous 

IX. SFIA Police Training Facility: Contract # 5604 
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Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee and stated that Phase 1 was approved 
at the October meeting. 

Gabriella Judd, Project Manager, SFIA and Esther Foss, Arthur Tan & Associates 
presented the project to the Committee. They reported that the only changes to the Phase 
1 design included bulletproof glazing and replacing the eyebrow canopies with small 
extensions. The materials palette will include alternate courses of light gray and dark gray 
split face CMU on the front exterior, while the rear wall will have alternating red and 
dark gray CMU. Yellow plaster will cover the mechanical recess. All window trims and 
doorframes will be painted blue-gray. 

Amada Wong, Project Landscape Architect, presented the refined landscape palette. She 
reported that there were concerns that many of the plants specified in the SFIA Master 
Plan would not survive under the location's extreme conditions. Her alternate proposal 
included hardy, evergreen plants, native to California, such as Lantana, Ceanothus, 
California ice plants, and Pacific Coast Iris. 

Commissioner Meyer was impressed with project, and especially liked the color palette. 

Commissioner Rogers also applauded the color applications. He agreed the planting 
recommendations would suit the site, but did not support the inclusion of ice plants. 

Ms. Wong agreed to remove the ice plants from the proposal. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about screening between the facility and the 
executive flight center. 

Ms. Wong replied that they had considered using vines as a screening device, but there 
were issues about care and maintenance. 

Ms. Foss added that they were exploring the option of disguising the trailer and trash 
storage area by extending the fencing and planting program along the western end of the 
front of the facility. 

Motion to approve the SFIA Police Training Facility: Contract # 5604, Phase 2. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

The meeting concluded at 5 p.m. 

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Regular Monthly Meeting, December 20, 1999 

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Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Commissioners absent: Stanlee Gatti 

Staff present: Richard Newirth, Susan Gray, Jill Manton, Debra Lehane 

The meeting was called to order at 3: 10 p.m. 

I. DISCUSSION & MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO 

CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES RELATIVE TO ART 
ENRICHMENT . 

Susan Gray presented the revisions to the Committee, and identified how the 
changes related to the way that the Civic Design Review Committee, in 
association with the Visual Arts Committee, monitors the 2 % Art Enrichment 
allocation for each project. She explained that the new review process would 
better assist both Committees to provide guidance to the applicant early on in the 
design process. In the future, in order to request review by the Civic Design 
Committee, applicants must first submit an Art Enrichment Report to the Civic 
Design Coordinator. This report should contain information pertaining to funding 
sources, projected budget and schedule, scope of work, community context. The 
report would also describe the artworks program that was mutually agreed upon 
by Public Art Staff and the applicant. 

Commissioner Rogers asked Mr. Newirth to explain why the Committee needed 
to implement these changes. 

Mr. Newirth reported that in recent months there have been difficulties regarding 
the Art Enrichment element of projects at departments such as the PUC and the 
Zoo. Mr. Newirth stated that in view of this situation, the revised review process 
would more firmly exercise the Civic Design Committee's rights in relation to the 
2% Art Enrichment ordinance. He stressed that Civic Design approval has always 
been contingent on the applicant's ability to demonstrate that they had extended 
their full commitment to the artworks program. He stated that the changes to the 
review process would better enable the Public Art Program to ensure that artists 
were involved in the design process at the earliest possible convenience, as it was 
always the Arts Commission's intention to have a fully integrated artworks 
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Mr. Newirth acknowledged that the Arts Commission's Public Art and Civic Design staff 
had made concerted efforts to work with departments such as PUC, while in contrast 
PUC staff had been generally uncooperative. He commented that he found this response 
ironic, especially as the Commissioners advised the Public Art Program staff not do 
unwieldy PUC projects such as the Moccasin Communication and Control Center, which 
were inaccessible and had inadequate budgets. He noted that PUC had begged the Arts 
Commission to proceed with Art Enrichment for the Moccasin project. The Visual Arts 
Committee had only consented to an artworks program for the project, on the following 
conditions: that PUC identify additional funds; and that PUC agree to submit a master 
plan detailing all future projects. He concluded his remarks by stating that none of these 
contingencies had been met, and that it was frustrating to see Arts Commission staff 
devote so much energy and time to such projects. 

Commissioner Rogers said that he had reviewed the new draft guidelines, and had made 
several comments that had been included in the final draft. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the revised guidelines entailed any policy changes. 

Mr. Newirth stated that the new guidelines reflected the Arts Commission's desire to 
more firmly assert its existing authority, and that the intent was to make it clear to other 
City departments that the Public Art Program and the Civic Design review were very 
important aspects of the agency. 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program, provided some brief background information 
on the Art Enrichment policy. She explained that it was reviewed and amended in the mid 
eighties, within the context of the Civic Design Review process, and that prior to creating 
this links between the two programs, there was no way to police the 2% ordinance. She 
added that it was important for artists to be involved during each project's conceptual 
development, as early scheduling fosters the integration of artworks into the architecture. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if the revised guidelines required any other regulatory 
approvals. 

Mr. Newirth replied that they did not, as this was not a legal issue. 

Motion to approve Revisions to Civic Design Guidelines Relative to Art Enrichment. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

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Mark Dorian, Project Manager, DPW BOA, explained that the project included an 
addition to the existing DBI offices located at 1660 Mission Street. He explained that the 
six-story addition would be built over existing ground level and basement parking spaces. 
This addition would expand 5 floors of office floor space as well as the basement garage 
of the original building. He described the addition as elegant and simple. He 
recommended that the Art Enrichment component be offset from the rest of the annex, as 
the new structure was wedged between two existing buildings and would not be directly 
accessible. 

Ms. Manton reported that they were still exploring how the $80, 000 Art Enrichment fund 
could be used on a more public location in close proximity the site. She identified a 
vacant plaza area at the corner of Mission and Otis Streets as one such possibility, but 
explained that it was currently in a degraded state and that a considerable amount of the 
funds would have to be dedicated to its improvement. 

Debra Lehane, Program Director, Civic Art Collection, stated that she frequently received 
requests for portable 2 dimensional artworks from other City Departments, and that 
perhaps some of the Art Enrichment funds could be used to purchase such works for the 
facility. 

Ms. Manton replied that at this stage the building was a simple 'shell' that would be 
leased out, and that DBI were not sure who would be occupying the building. 

Commissioner Rogers was concerned that the plaza would be subject to vandalism. 

Commissioner Meyer felt that the site was advantageous, as it was highly visible. 

Mr. Dorian proceeded with his presentation, and described how the transparent glass 
facade would emphasize the building's horizontal design, and how the structure 
complemented the adjoining buildings. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the annex would have an entrance on Mission. 

Mr. Dorian replied that it would not. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if a garage entry was proposed for Otis. 

Mr. Dorian confirmed that it was. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if the garage grill could receive some type of artistic 
embellishment. 

Mr. Dorian replied that it could, however it would not be visible, as the grill would be 
open all day, and only put down after hours. 

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Mr. Dorian replied that they were. 

Commissioner Meyer described the annex as an elegant and well-resolved addition. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith approved of the overall structure, but was concerned that 
the proposal did nothing to enliven the street. He acknowledged that there was 
insufficient space to include a cafe or retail area. 

Mr. Dorian replied that the lobby in the adjacent building was quite active. 

Commissioner Rogers applauded the design, but agreed that the ground level could be 
more inviting. He identified the Department of Social Services building across the street, 
and suggested that the Art Enrichment funds might be applied to a street furnishings 
program that would help make the space more comfortable for people frequenting that 
facility. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith agreed that landscaping elements would make the space 
less alienating. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the project was exempt from having to provide street 
improvements. 

Mr. Dorian replied that it was not, but explained that there were existing trees on 
Mission. 

Commissioner Rogers said that the Committee would expect to see additional 
landscaping elements at Phase 2. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested integrating benches between the columns on each side of 
the street level fa§ade, 

Commissioner Rogers agreed that this was a good addition. 

Motion to approve the Department of Building Inspection Annex Addition, Phase 1 . 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

Commissioner Rogers asked Mr. Newirth to explain why items 3, 4 and 7 had been 
removed from the calendar. 

Mr. Newirth replied that there was a lack of resolution for each of these PUC projects, 
and that it was at the direction of the President of the Arts Commission and the Chair of 
the Civic Design Committee that the projects be pulled from the agenda. He stated that 
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Commission staff were yet to receive the confirmation in writing. In regards to the Bay 
Division Seismic Upgrade Project, PUC refused to agree that part of the project was 
eligible for Art Enrichment, as proposed by Arts Commission staff more than six months 
previously. In addition, PUC were yet to confirm the Moccasin Communication and 
Control Center's increased Art Enrichment allocation, despite the fact that the Arts 
Commission had selected and recruited the artist for that project. 

III. PAC BELL PARK SAFETY RAILING 
PHASE 2 & 3 

Don Chee, Senior Project Manager, Muni, reported that Phase 1 of the project had been 
approved at the November meeting. He revised the scope of the project and explained 
that 400ft of railing would be installed along the King Street mid walk, between 2 nd and 
3 rd Streets. Mr. Chee presented the developed railing design, which included rounded 
exterior railings with 1 1/2-inch wide flat horizontal bars spaced 6 inches apart. The 
recommended color was Embarcadero blue, which would be in keeping with all the 
other lower level platform railings. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if any palm trees would be relocated for the 
project. 

Mr. Chee replied that there would not, however three London Plane trees needed to be 
relocated in order to accommodate passenger loading outside the stadium. These trees 
would replace three damaged trees on 4 th and King. He noted that if the Historic 
Streetcar Project were to proceed, more trees would need to be relocated. 

Commissioner Rogers noted several of the details in the final design renderings were 
inaccurate. The other Commissioners agreed, and the Committee recommended the 
approval of Phase 2, and the disapproval of Phase 3. 

Motion to approve the Pac Bell Park Safety Railing Phase 2. 

Motion: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. CHANGES TO SFIA NORTH & SOUTH GARAGE DESIGN 
INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION 

Ms. Gray introduced the project to the Committee and explained that final Phase 3 
approved had been granted in November 1996 

Ivar Satero, Project Manager, Bureau of Construction and Design, SFIA, presented the 
Phase 3 design modifications to the Committee. He described how the final design 
specifications originally approved by the Committee included aluminum composite 
panels over exterior white concrete walls. Mr. Satero explained that they had constructed 
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system, as there were unresolved tolerance issues, and the finish of the concrete was 
uneven and needed to be modified. He noted that the City would save $500, 000 if they 
were to delete the cladding from the design. 

Commissioner Rogers said that the Committee would only accept the modifications if the 
project architect had agreed to the changes. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith reported that he had visited the site, and had spoken to 
Robin Chiang of the Airport's Design Review Committee. He said that the Committee 
had approved the family of materials, and would prefer to see the architect's original 
design implemented. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed. 

Ron Jewettt, Project Architect, MBT Architecture, said that he would prefer to see the 
aluminum panels included in the final design, as they were originally intended to create a 
more slender silhouette. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the General Contractor would assume 
responsibility for the modifications needed to accommodate the cladding. 

Mr. Satero replied that they would. 

Mr. Newirth said that although the simplified design was preferred by the SFIA's Bureau 
of Construction and Design, the Civic Design Committee had the final approval on the 
project. 

The Commissioners agreed that they would prefer to see the cladding included in the 
design. 

The meeting concluded at 4.30 p.m. 

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